Wanting a new card. Suggestions Please.

: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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  1. 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.
  2. I have a PowerColor Hd 5770 PLAY! Edition and so far it's so good. Quiet, high performance and very cool. Highly recommended
  3. HIS 5770 $130=$100 After MIR + Free Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338&cm_re=5770-_-14-161-338-_-Product

    Beware it is a 2.1 card.If you need a 2.0 card i can go look for one.

    Do you have a suffient enough PSU for the 5770?
  4. Thanks I didn't know that. I have a version 1. Ill look out for that. :)
  5. Another option 2.0 GTS450 card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572 not as powerful as HD5770 but not far from it
  6. any 2.1 card will run on 2.0. You don't need to look at one specifically aimed at PCI-E 2.0
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Saphire 5770(2.0) $140=$20 Promo code+$15 MIR and Free Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

    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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