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I am currently doing my research for a GPU for my new PC. This is my first custom build, however I have been doing alot of research and am somewhat knowledgeable. I will most likely be purchasing the card sometime this month. I would like to spend around $200 (most of the 5830's on Newegg after MIR). My PC will mostly be geared towards gaming. Overclocking is a maybe at this point. I know Tom's Hardware guide says the 5830 for this price point, but Anandtech had some contradictory information. I was wondering if I'm better off going with a GTX 260 or a 5770. So far I think this will be my build:
Intel Core i5-750
EVGA P55 FTW SLI Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188056

That's all I have so far. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. For $200 the HD5830 is worth it.
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    what will your monitors resolution be? how often do you upgrade parts?

    for a 1920 x 1080, the 5770 is fine, anything under and its perfect. you can OC it fairly well but you may need to upgrade in two years.

    the 5830 will give you some more headroom in its graphic viability but does not OC as well as the 5770

    the gtx260 is simply overpriced compared to the ATI 5770.
  3. Yeah right now I'm leaning toward 1920 x 1080. What would you suggest for games? Any specific products?
  4. cchase33 said:
    Yeah right now I'm leaning toward 1920 x 1080. What would you suggest for games? Any specific products?


    suggestion in games to play? or specific video cards? also what games do you like?
  5. I was mostly wondering what resolution to play games in/ what monitor size. I think I'm gona go with the ASUS VH236H 23" so 1920 x 1080. I wanna play Crysis, Far Cry 2, pretty much the usual latest and greatest.
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  7. cchase33 said:
    I was mostly wondering what resolution to play games in/ what monitor size. I think I'm gona go with the ASUS VH236H 23" so 1920 x 1080. I wanna play Crysis, Far Cry 2, pretty much the usual latest and greatest.


    go for the 5830 then
  8. cchase33 said:
    I was mostly wondering what resolution to play games in/ what monitor size. I think I'm gona go with the ASUS VH236H 23" so 1920 x 1080. I wanna play Crysis, Far Cry 2, pretty much the usual latest and greatest.


    go for the 5830 then
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