Best GPU for my computer?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this week, budget is around 100-150$.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly used for WoW but I enjoy playing LoL/HoN/GW and will probably get into SC2,D3 and FFXIII when they are released.

POWER SUPPLY: BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
GPU : Ati Radeon Xpress 200 series (Very very old integrated graphics card.)

I'm in the process of building a new computer and I'll post the specs of the new one since that is what it will be used with.

MOBO: MSI 770-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU : AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor (Also wondering if there is a terrible difference between this and the 555 for the possibility of unlocking 1-2 more cores in it, if so I can always return it and pick up the 555.)
RAM : I've yet to choose what type of ram I want but I know that it will be 8GB DDR3, probably 1333 MHZ maybe 1600 OC.
SYSTEM CASE:Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Newegg preferred but I'm open to other sites if they are deemed reliable. I usually just buy things from where I work (Best Buy) as I get a nice employee discount on items.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference though I'm thinking with an AMD supported MOBO an Ati card will be better.



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Wondering if someone can recommend me a good company to buy RAM from, based on quality of the product (Personal experience would be awesome!) I'm also looking for a good GPU and CPU cooler for the future since I may want to Over clock in the future, recommendations appreciated (Not looking for a top of the line coolers but mid-level gaming ones.)
8 answers Last reply
More about best computer
  1. HD5770.
    I have used ram from Geil, Corsair, Gskill and OCZ and never had any issue's exept a single 1GB Geil stick I bought years ago, RMA to newegg and got refunded the full amount.
  2. I've had to RMA OCZ RAM recently, they had some quality control issues from reading some of the newegg remarks. The new sticks do work with no issues though.
  3. How does the 5770 stack up against 2 4850/4870s in crossfire mode? Since thats roughly the same price.
  4. HD5770 is equal to HD4870 pretty much and they are close in price. HD4850 x2 crossfire will win over both. My question is where can you get 2 of them for the price of 1 HD5770
  5. Well you can get a 1BG 4850 for 80-85 while the cheapest 5770 is around 138 (With a mail in rebate), but most are right around the 150-160 dollar range. I mean I guess that is an extra 20 or so depending on which brand you go with, but that is pretty close in price while the product quality is a big difference in some games.
  6. the 5770 seems the best bet for your budget
  7. Well, I wouldn't recommend a single 4850 over a 5770, since the OP plans on playing games which will hopefully make use of DX10-11. That said, two 4850s are definitely faster than a single 5770. For around 150$, the choice is either a high quality 5750 or a low quality 5770 (or a lucky priced one).
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Graphics Product