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Looking for graphics card..

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
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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  1. 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.

  2. yh ^+1 for yakmar he is totaly right so if you thinking about th 1900x1200 resoluton or higher i would go for this 1gb vesrion with WINDFORCETM 2X: Anti-turbulence Cooling
  3. Another vote for GTX460 1GB version, you can get GTX460 if you save a little bit, it faster than HD5770.
  4. 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.
  5. I would go with this card with your budget GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB .
    The 5830's were priced high when they came out. Now at this price i think it's a good value.,2684-8.html

    But, it's up to you to decide.
  6. 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.)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I'm looking at the 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

    Where do you guys go to get your benchmarks? I looked around on google but kinda just ended up back on guru3d.
  10. 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.
  11. I'm probably going to get one of these...

    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!
  12. 6850 all the way baby.
  13. Best answer

    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.
  14. Damn guys...
    Thanks for the help, I think I'll be going with the 6850.
    Looks good, thanks!
  15. Happy to help :)
  16. Best answer selected by Th3Art0fRu1n.
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