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Wanting a new card. Suggestions Please.

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February 9, 2011 10:07:30 PM

:hello:  Hi. My old card, which is a Nvidia 8800 GT, basically gave out. So im looking for a new card. I have a budget of about 70-100$. Ive looked at Radeon HD 5770 and 5750, and they look nice. Does anyone have either of these cards? Could you tell me what is like. I would like to have a card that could run Mass Effect 2 nicely.

Any Suggestions are welcome!!! :bounce: 

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February 9, 2011 10:11:17 PM

If you can get a HD5770 for $100 then go for it, but beware if your board has PCIe x16 slot version 1.x to get a card version 2.0 not 2.1 which has had issues with older boards.
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February 9, 2011 10:14:21 PM

I have a PowerColor Hd 5770 PLAY! Edition and so far it's so good. Quiet, high performance and very cool. Highly recommended
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February 9, 2011 10:22:24 PM

Thanks I didn't know that. I have a version 1. Ill look out for that. :) 
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February 9, 2011 10:30:52 PM

any 2.1 card will run on 2.0. You don't need to look at one specifically aimed at PCI-E 2.0
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February 9, 2011 10:43:47 PM

linh6496 said:
any 2.1 card will run on 2.0. You don't need to look at one specifically aimed at PCI-E 2.0

He has a board with version 1.x slot!
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February 9, 2011 10:45:36 PM

If that is the case it still won't matter much though as I am pretty sure all the cards mentioned in the thread are backward compatible to PCI-E 1.0
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February 9, 2011 10:58:54 PM

linh6496 said:
If that is the case it still won't matter much though as I am pretty sure all the cards mentioned in the thread are backward compatible to PCI-E 1.0

The only thing that matters is that when AMD/ATI introduced the HD5xxx cards in version 2.1 there where many people that got no video with them in older version 1.x boards, very few boards got a BIOS update to fix the issue.
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February 9, 2011 11:19:54 PM

Saphire 5770(2.0) $140=$20 Promo code+$15 MIR and Free Shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not sure if the Promo Code and the MIR will work together.But it makes sense that they should.I think thats a really good deal and Saphire is known for throwing in extra goodies.Molex adapter,VGA to DVI adapter and a crossfire bridge.Much better than a XFX version.But you have to hurry on the Promo code deal,it ends tomorrow(2/10)
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