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Can i buy a 5870?

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June 4, 2010 5:33:59 PM

hi everyone.recently i went to market and the price range for 5870 was from 390$ for FORCE 3D to 520$ for XFX .i want to know what is goin on in market? is force 3d a bad brand or xfx the best brand? the other thing is that i have heard about problems in ati 5000 series such as gray screen or vertical lines or crashings? with these problems can i buy 5870? thanX

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June 4, 2010 5:41:54 PM

first of all, list all of your components here...
CPU? RAM? MOBO? PSU? GPU? Monitor? OS?

About Force 3D, i never heard that brand before. Can you show us the link?
June 4, 2010 5:45:26 PM

I haven't heard of them either, so you might be taking a risk, as with the XFX it's probably not a stock solution, it would either have more memory, better cooler or is factory overclocked, just link both of them for us
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June 4, 2010 8:06:13 PM

where are you seeing the prices at
June 5, 2010 1:49:28 AM

you can get HD5870 for 390$ in IRAN?

Maziar (the Moderator from IRAN) told me that the prices in IRAN are a bit high than the normal prices. So if you can find HD5870 for 390$ and the other (XFX) for 520$. i doubt about this Force 3D brand...
June 5, 2010 7:51:48 AM

how about sapphire with 420$?
June 5, 2010 7:58:17 AM

I am surprised that Iran is not blocking these sites....
June 5, 2010 8:03:48 AM

Sapphire is a good brand...
I think you will be good with that card.
But if you can provide us the links for those cards, it would really helpful... :) 
Where do you plan to buy? online? local store?
June 5, 2010 10:53:02 AM

and what about the problems that i wrote?
June 5, 2010 11:14:42 AM

About "gray screen or vertical lines or crashing", don't worry about that, that's not only happened on HD5xxx series, but the other cards as well. maybe they got a defective card on the first arrived.
You said you'll buy it from local store, then let them test the card for you... :) 
June 6, 2010 7:09:57 PM

i want to ask another question.you experts all know that an ati 5850 OC is very close to a 5870. i want to know which job is better
doin some OC on 5850 or buying 5870? if OC is better how should i do it i want the exact guide.i know the there are some programs such as MSI afterburner but dont know how to work.thanx
June 7, 2010 2:19:27 AM

Actually, i never use MSI Afterburner to OC my card, i just use ATI OverDrive from CCC in the CD which came with the card. And i just OC it a little (HD4850).
For your 20" monitor, i guess you will not need to OC HD5850... :) 

Anyone else can help us? The owner of HD5850?
June 7, 2010 2:28:59 AM

^
nice info, Timop... :) 
Thx.
June 7, 2010 3:28:07 PM

a finally last questions...

for OC must i change the voltage?
and how much the OC decreases the card life? the card is MSI 5850 twin frozr II
June 7, 2010 6:48:52 PM

I already said it before, for 20" monitor, you don't need to OC HD5850, it could eat most of games easily...
June 7, 2010 7:54:52 PM

AND WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE THE MONITOR? FOR EXAMPLE 22"
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