What card to go for?

hello sorry to be a pain but i am geting a lot of mixed views on what to get. i was going to get 2 5770 xfxs(crossfire) but i am geting some people telling me to get 5870 xfx. please help!!!!

i will be using the card/cards for testdrive unlimeted 2 and f1 2010


the set up i have is


CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU


AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz 6MB L3 (unlock)might get 955 once i get overclocking :D


Asus M4A89GTD PRO, AMD 890GX Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Asus HD 4350 512MB DDR2(till good card)

Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600

LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA - OEM Black 176026

Western Digital WD3000HLFS 300GB Hard Drive SATAII 10000rpm 16MB Cache - OEM WD VelociRaptor

ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa Socket LGA1366, LGA1156, 478, LGA775, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 754, 939, 940 Compatible Ultra-Quiet CPU


thanks for the help your the...........man...or women...... :o
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  1. well the 5870 is the more powerful option and the more expensive option, which is best for you depends on what performance you want and the price you are n willing to pay for it.

    what monitor do you have?
  2. ct1615 said:
    well the 5870 is the more powerful option and the more expensive option, which is best for you depends on what performance you want and the price you are n willing to pay for it.

    what monitor do you have?



    i cant find the name but it is a hd dell i got it about 2years/1year ago
  3. robin banks uk said:
    i cant find the name but it is a hd dell i got it about 2years/1year ago


    what is the native resolution?
  4. Quote:
    Actually an 5850 would be great, OC it a little and it should max out most games in 1080p. You can put in another one when you want to upgrade.



    thanks Timop you seem to alway help :) but how hard is it to overclock it?

    i was going to get a xfx one.(ebuyer)

    also will it fit the case?(not too hard to fit)
  5. ct1615 said:
    what is the native resolution?



    at the back it say 50-60 mhz


    what monitor do i have? got it its : dell s2209w
  6. Quote:
    Its an average 22' 1080P monitor.



    yep but got the job done for xbox360 and old gatewaypc (98)
  7. Quote:
    The Storm scout will fit even a 5870 just fine. Fitting the 5850 should be a breeze.
    For OCing, an moderate OC (850/1100) should be as easy as going into Afterburner/Rivatuner/CCC and dragging 2 sliders.
    Oh, look for an ASUS DirectCU, pretty nice card.



    5870 XFX? FROM: http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&q=5870&cat=48
  8. thanks for the help :) one quick thing will this use less power that 2 5700?
  9. Quote:
    the 5770CFX should use ~40W more on full load than a stock 5850.



    so my pc set up and psu will run this fine?
  10. Quote:
    Yep, you should even be fine with a 5850 Crossfire.



    sweet!!!!!! thanks Timop


    i am going to get the 5850 in the 1st link you gave me


    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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