I'm building a mid-range gaming rig, and I have chosen the ATI Radeon HD 5770 as my card of choice (power vs. price). However, I have run into a large amount of confusion as to what version of the 5770 to buy. Here are the options I'm considering.
1. MSI Hawk 2. HIS IceQ Turbo 3. Gigabyte Super Overclock 4. Sapphire 100283L 5. HIS H577FK1GD 6. XFX HD-577A-ZNFC
Also, in case anyone needs it, here are my system specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 RAM 500 GB Western Digital 7200 RPM Gaming Rig NZXT M59 or NZXT Vulcan Case hec X-Power Pro 600 600W (PSU)
P.S. If you think there is a better card than one listed above, please tell me.
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Any of the "OC" ones are a joke spend less over-clock it your self. i recommend msi just use afterburner
Just pick the cord which is the cheapest but from a reputable brand(the brands you mention though are all good).Do not pay extra for those factory OCed cards.You're better off overclocking yourself.
The MSI hawk has the best cooling of the bunch, so unless its considerably more expensive i would go with that.
makes overclocking the card alot easier, and keep it cool and quiet under load.
The MSI is considerably more expensive. 40 bucks to be exact. Is it worth it? (I'm on a budget)
in that case, probably not. just go with the cheapest reference design. they are all the same card, so performance will be the same.
If you're on a budget and are going to overclock moderately(not going for insane volt-mods) then you should not consider the MSI because the 5770s generally run cool and overclock well without heat issues.
Thanks, chose the Sapphire. Cheap, reference, and good reviews.