I am currently in the market for a new video card, but I can't decide which to get. Right now I'm leaning towards the 5850's and I have heard bad things about the 5830's, the 5870's i think are an overkill for my needs. The 5770's just don't give me enough.
I am wondering what is the difference between a toxic 1gb 5850 sapphire pirced at 320 bucks, and a 5850 his, gigabyte, msi, asus, xfx, or even a sapphire cypress (not toxic)? These are priced starting at 250 bucks. Is it worth saving 70 dollars for the factory overclocked and advanced coolinng system? I really like the toxic edition because it is factory overclocked, which I have never overclocked a gpu before, and from what i hear, it stays really cool. but i am just wondering if its worth the extra 70?
my current gpu is an 8400 gs. YUCK!!! it is so loud i cant stand my computer.
currently borrowing my sisters monitor which is a HP w2207h monitor... plan to upgrade to an asus vw266H
i5-750 @ stock speed. waiting for more dough to get a good heat sink
wd 1 tb caviar black hdd
4gb ram of g.skill ddr3 1600mhz
standard cd drive ripped from my old computer
antec 902 case
nvidia 8400 gs
corsair 650hx psu
i already decided to go for the 5850, its just a matter of which one. overclocked or not. extra cooling or not. and paying the difference for them. basically what im looking for now that my question got answered is a 5850 that is not overpriced, best bang for the buck.