I was planning on building a PC...
So far I have:
-Intel Dual Core E5500(2.80 GHz)
-2x 2GB DDR2-800 RAM (Kingston)
-Asus P5QPL-AM Motherboard
-generic 500W PSU
These parts were given to me, and since I don't want to waste it I'm gonna build it.
My question is what card should I give it? here are my choices:
*Sapphire Radeon HD5570 1GB DDR3
*Palit 9800GT 1GB DDR3
*Sparkle GT240 1GB DDR3
And depending if I can acquire the budget for it:
*Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5
Please do note that I dont live in the US, and the stocks and choices of Grpahics cards in my country(Philippines) is kinda limited. And the ones I mentioned above are the only "higher-end" cards available...
As of posting, I am leaning on the HD5570 as a good deal but the HD5770 is giving puppy-eyed looks at me, or more specifically... my wallet.
I have already read a dozen reviews on those cards but I would like for the good people of these community to help me out?
Is what I have and they were given to me by my friends and since I dont want these to gather dust, I decided to build it.
As of posting, the 9800GT costs around 117$(converted from local currency at current exchange rate of 1$ = 44PhP) while the HD5770 costs 194$ at the nearest PC shop...
I would have settled for a 130$ card, but as with the poor selection at where I am, I have to make do with what is available
So I can either go for the HD5770 or the 9800GT depending on how far I can stretch my budget?
And also, would you expound what impact should the processor "bottle-neck" the system?
And would having a Core2Duo E7500 (2.93Ghz) instead somewhat remedy this?
5770 all the way - it deliveres good performace for people who cannot afford the 5870 and 5970's of this world. Youl be able to play current games on at least medium settings at solid resolutions at very playable frame rates. If you really want to go nuts then get a 5850, 5870 or even a 5970 - its nuts, performance is amazing, but to go higher than the 5770 you would need more than 500 psu and your cpu would most probably bottleneck the card.