Soon I'll be buying a graphics card. My budget is $200 max. I will upgrade my graphics card next summer so this card will only be used for 1 year, or if I upgrade my motherboard and crossfire.
My system specs
Antec 900 case
2gb Corsair DDR3 1333mhz
Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3 (1 pci-e 2.0 slot)
Athlon II x3 2.7ghz unlocked to Phenom II B25 2.7ghz x4
CoolerMaster v8 cpu cooler (the best cooler I've ever used)
I am debating with myself if I should buy an 5770 or 5830.
I don't do too much intensive gaming, I just plan to play BFBC2, The Force Unleashed, A.V.A. , Divine Souls and SWTOR if it ever comes out. I may buy the new splinter cell as well.
Since you are planning to upgrade again next summer i would go for the 5770 from gigabyte because its cheapest of the group. It also gives you the option to get a second one and throw it in crossfire down the line to get a performance boost.
Yeah, forget about the HD5830. The decision should be between the HD5770 and GTX 460, mainly based on how much you want to spend.
Also you haven't mentioned your native resolution which is important when deciding which card is right for you.
Well I can't wait for a price drop for the 5850. Doubt it will happen but, there's hope.
Also my native res is 1920x1200 and the res I play all my games on is 1280x768
If you only want to play games at 1280x768 then there is really no need for anything more than the HD5770. Honestly it is already overkill for that resolution. For gaming at 1920x1200 the HD5770 would still be ok but the GTX 460 would the better choice.