5770 vs 5830 vs 5850

Hey all

i am aiming to upgrade to a new graphics card to play the most recent games on, and i need some help. i know how the 5770, 5830 and 5850 each perform, and i'm pretty sure the 5850 is the card to get for price vs. performance on a 1920 x 1080 monitor. However, money is an issue, and though i could stretch my budget to 300$, i'm not sure i want to unless it's the absolute best choice.

i plan for a mild overclock

i live in Canada, so my options are:

XFX 5850 card (345$ total)

HIS 5850 (375$ total)

----> Is the cooler on the 2nd one worth the money over the first one?

Powercolor 5830 (253$ total)

HIS 5830 (268$)

----> i have heard powercolor is not a good way to go, i am just wondering.

any 5770, like vapor-x, msi hawk or HIS icooler. these are all in my budget range so it doesn't matter.

my system is:
Athlon II X4 620 @ 3.2GHz, OCZ Gladiator 92mm cooler.
4GB Corsair PC-6400
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H mobo
Asus 9600GT
OCZ 600W ModXStream PSU
Hitachi Desktar 500GB HDD
Case with 3 120mm fans, 1 80mm, so airflow is not an issue right now

sorry for the long post.
Thanks in advance everybody!
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  1. You want the card for a long term, right?
    So grab that HD5850, and over that 2 models i choose HIS because it has a better cooler, it will blow the hot air out of the case...
    Make sure that card will fit in your case. :)
  2. I suggest the HD 5850.

    I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I decided to buy the HD 5850 last year and hope it will last me until the end of 2012 (total of 3 years). I played Crysis with my X1900XT 512MB video card @ 1920 x 1200 using medium graphic quality in DX9. Using high quality graphics settings is not a priority as long as the game is enjoyable.
  3. yeah 5850 I have 5770 its a lil weak @ 1080
    most games high no aa and less shadows
    5830 is not $50 superior from what I can tell
    get a 5850 enjoy your experience fully
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