MSI 5770 HAWK or a GTX 460?

Hi guys, I'm working on building my first computer and I am stuck on which card to get. The HAWK is pretty expensive compared to the rest of the line but is considered the best(?) and the gtx 460 doesn't cost TOO much more.

Thanks! =D
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  1. It may depend on your budget, resolution etc. But you could save a few bucks more and get the GTX 460 Hawk :)
  2. tell us the rest of your system including monitor...
  3. Go for the GTX 460 if you can afford it. The main advantage of the Hawk is that it can overclock very well but even a reference GTX 460 can overclock to a higher degree and it is much better at stock.
  4. GTX 460, particularly the 1GB version if you can afford it. Only get the HAWK if you plan on using eyefinity and are going to overclock the heck out of it. If you don't want to heavily overclock, then a cheaper 5770 would do
  5. hey guys, thanks for the responses.

    For the monitor I am thinking about getting this:

    As for the system:
    Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V
    Haven't chosen motherboard yet

    I'm thinking about getting a cheaper 5770 and getting another one for crossfire in about 2 months.

    The main reason for this rig is to have it ready for FF14 lol and to learn programming.

    Budget <900
  6. If gaming is the most intensive thing you do with computer(likely) you may want to consider getting an i5 and a better card rather than an i7 and a weaker one.
    For example an i5 + a GTX 470 will be much better for gaming than an i7 + HD5770.
    Actually I just early made a build for someone for $1000 that was nice. Let me see if I can find it.
  7. Best answer
    Here it is:
    Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz Quad-Core Processor + ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - $221

    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro + G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $218

    XFX Black Edition 750W 80 PLUS SILVER Modular Power Supply + LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Mid Tower Computer Case - $179

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive - $75

    MSI GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 Video Card + Mafia 2 + Just Cause 2 + Resident Evil 5 or Street Fighter 4 or Dark Void - $300 - $30 MIR

    Sony Optiarc Black 24X SATA CD/DVD Burner - $19

    That's $1020 shipped so to make it down to $900 you'll need to pare it down a bit; perhaps a GTX 460 instead or keep the GTX 470 and get a lesser case/psu/motherboard that isn't SLI maybe. If you need to fit the monitor in that budget then you should really be looking at a Phenom II system I think.
  8. Thanks for the responses. I'm thinking about just spending the extra 50-80 dollars and invest towards a 460. The reason I set that budget is because I only have a month to scrounge up that money and get it built before FF14 comes out. I also plan to use the computer for programming and other intensive applications that revolve around the work I'll be getting into.

    Ugh, there are so many 460's out there I need to start my research all over again lol.

    What manufacturers/models should I be looking into? Or should I make a new thread regarding this? Also my power supply is an Antec 550w
  9. That's a great price. Anything else within that price range that can contest it?
  10. Got the MSI listed above. Thanks a lot guys! =D
  11. Yeah, you aren't going to do better than that.
  12. If I wanted to SLI in the future, do I need to buy the exact same card or can I buy from a different manufacturer like evga?
  13. Best answer selected by grenwar.
  14. You'll be able to use a card from any manufacturer.
  15. Does the differences in specs like the clock speed/shaders matter when doing this? Thanks again for your help!
  16. I would stick with another 1gb model but other than that it shouldn't matter much.
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