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October 17, 2010 7:14:41 AM

I'm on a budget of $200, maybe a bit more.
I've been looking at this....
SAPPHIRE 100283FLEX Radeon HD 5770 FleX 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm just trying to get the best gaming card to keep up as best I can with the new games. As I said I'm on a budget of $200 maybe a bit more.

I've got a 700watt power supply so I don't think that will be a problem. I'm running a Phenom II X4 965 BE at 3.4Ghz so I don't have to worry about bottle necking.

Sorry, if you need more info from me then just let me know.

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October 17, 2010 9:37:12 AM

Hello,

I would advice you go for a GTX460 from either EVGA, Gigabyte or MSI. Are you gaming at 1900x1200 resolution and up? --> Go for the 1 GB version. . If not, take the 768MB version. It's about your price, and it outpeforms a 5770.

Regards.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 10:00:32 AM

Another vote for GTX460 1GB version, you can get GTX460 if you save a little bit, it faster than HD5770.
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 10:16:05 AM

wait a couple weeks and the 6 series cards are out. even if they are priced out fo your range, they will cause drops in the rest of the market. it will be worth holding out til then.

a 6770 may well be in your price range. if not, the 5850 will likely drop into your range.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
October 17, 2010 4:56:13 PM

Not a bad idea jack, but once you factor in shipping its to expensive again. If you can wait for the 6 series thats great. If you can't wait, then grab the GTX460. (or a 5830 if you can find one cheap enough.)
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October 18, 2010 8:05:40 PM

I'm using 1680 by 1050, but I'm gonna move up so Ill go with the 1gb.
I'm using a 512 8800GT OC so anything is a step up.

I'm probably gonna go with the GTX460. I wasn't even look at the 256, 128 bit thing. Thanks for the advice.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
October 19, 2010 12:39:09 AM

Don't worry about the bus width. Look at the benchmarks showing which card is faster then which. That's all any of us should be worried about.
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October 21, 2010 1:43:58 AM

I'm looking at the Guru3D.com reviews.
GeForce GTX 460 review(roundup)

I keep reading stuff like this...
"Especially when you overclock a little, these puppies can be boosted close to Radeon 5850 / GeForce GTX 470 performance."

bottom of page 3
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/3

Where do you guys go to get your benchmarks? I looked around on google but kinda just ended up back on guru3d.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 2:57:22 AM

those are accurate. but its still behind the 5850 when overclocked, and you seem to forget that the 5850 can also be overclocked.

the 5850 is still the superior card. value wise, the 460 is arguable a better call (i would probably go for it over the 5850). but if you have the cash, and want the performance, the 5850 is better.
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October 24, 2010 4:32:29 AM

I'm probably going to get one of these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I can spend no more than $250 maybe $260, I have money for shipping. So exclude shipping and all that stuff.
That being said...I'm just trying to get the best card I possibly can. I'm looking out for how loud the fan is and how hot the card gets under load

If you think the card I chose isn't a good idea let me know and help me out with some suggestions.


I really appreciate the help from you guys...Thanks a lot!

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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2010 4:37:15 AM

6850 all the way baby.
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2010 4:39:55 AM

^this.

The 6870 is excellent if you are willing to part with the extra cash. but the overclocking ability of the6850 makes it better value performance/price wise.

the 460 is still a great card, but i think it needs a bigger price drop to become worthwhile.
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October 24, 2010 7:02:54 PM

Damn guys...
Thanks for the help, I think I'll be going with the 6850.
Looks good, thanks!
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2010 9:09:40 PM

Happy to help :) 
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November 10, 2010 11:49:31 PM

Best answer selected by Th3Art0fRu1n.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
November 11, 2010 2:29:58 AM

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