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June 5, 2010 12:02:52 PM

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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a c 235 U Graphics card
June 5, 2010 1:48:45 PM

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?
June 5, 2010 2:00:35 PM

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
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a c 235 U Graphics card
June 5, 2010 2:12:20 PM

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?
June 5, 2010 2:13:20 PM

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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)
June 5, 2010 2:15:47 PM

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
June 5, 2010 2:24:35 PM

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Its an average 22' 1080P monitor.



yep but got the job done for xbox360 and old gatewaypc (98)
June 5, 2010 2:35:22 PM

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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
June 5, 2010 2:44:32 PM

thanks for the help :)  one quick thing will this use less power that 2 5700?
June 5, 2010 2:54:11 PM

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the 5770CFX should use ~40W more on full load than a stock 5850.



so my pc set up and psu will run this fine?
June 5, 2010 2:56:52 PM

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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


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