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HIS 5770 for $109 or wait for price cuts

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October 11, 2010 3:37:34 PM

I am looking to upgrade my video card within a month or so. Looking to spend under $130 out the door. Current system looks like:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video: GeForce 8800GS
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 940
Memory: G. Skill PI Black 4GB (DDR2) dual channel
PSU: Antex Smart Series 500

Windows 7 is in the mail along with a OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD to run the OS, some programs and games. I am looking to upgrade to improve gaming and view HD videos (currently very chopping and sometimes cannot play higher resolution).

I feel as though I have decided to go with a Radeon HD 5770, but there are so many to choose from. I can get the HIS H577FK1GD for $109 from new egg which appears to be a great price for a 5770, but the reviews are somewhat mixed. Does anyone have any experience with this card, or have comments about it? (Deal expires 10/13/10)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or should I wait for the price drop after the release of the 6000 series? Any thoughts on how low the prices of the 5770 will fall?

Thanks.
a c 235 U Graphics card
October 11, 2010 4:16:02 PM

i don't see the ATI 5770 dropping below $110. that's a good price for it.
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October 11, 2010 6:25:27 PM

Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts.
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2010 6:46:48 PM

5770 at 109 is really hard to beat. and HIS makes pretty good cards from what i've seen, never had anybody complain about a dying one when its what they want me to build aem a rig anyway .. usually they come for help fixing when they break... that said i don't even let people buy sparkle anymore >_<
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October 12, 2010 2:10:41 PM

I felt like it was a good deal so thanks for confirming. I was just a little uneasy from a few of the reviews I read. What do you mean by HIS makes "pretty good cards." Lower quality? Break more often? Overheat?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 2:12:10 PM

HIS makes good cards, they run fine.

their customer service sucks though. RMA nightmare stories with them are all over tech forums.
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 2:34:48 PM

pretty good means very few problems that i've ever even heard of, and i'd put em in my own builds if they are price competitive vs other good brands
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October 12, 2010 5:19:03 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 1:22:15 AM

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