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February 11, 2011 1:13:32 AM

i was going to buy a hd 5770 for my new gaming rig. i want my rig to be future proof so i want to buy a better gpu. so i chose the following cards.

GTX 260 896MB
HD 6850 1GB
GTX 460 1GB
HD 5830

i am on a tight budget.. thats why i chose the hd 5770. i was saving some money to buy a pc steering wheel.... as it is not compulsory for pc gaming now im going to invest the saved money for the steering wheel to a good gpu! :)  so please help me to chose a good gpu. [:briovaz:2]

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February 11, 2011 1:48:37 AM

Dude what is your power supply? Actually, list all of your current components right now
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February 11, 2011 2:20:04 AM

Assuming the rest of your rig is o.k I'd say go for the 6850 or 460 1GB. I say go with the 6850. The GTX260 is the slowest of the bunch while the 5830 is the second slowest and uses the most power.
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February 11, 2011 2:40:17 AM

my full specs are as follows :
amd phenom ii xa 955 be
asrock 870 extreme 3
600 watt psu
4 gigs of ram
500 gb hard disk

and im going to buy a 18.5 lcd monitor!
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a c 153 U Graphics card
February 11, 2011 3:20:36 AM

What is the brand of the PSU?

I'd also say the 6850.
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February 11, 2011 4:03:26 AM

I third the ALL MIGHTY HD6850!
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February 11, 2011 4:19:02 AM

thanx. a rosewill or an antec psu!
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February 11, 2011 4:47:40 AM

Rosewill PSUs are not very good. Antec makes high end PSUs though. Antec, OCZ, Corsair, PC Power (OCZ took over PC Power), Seasonic, and XFX are all solid PSUs. (XFX PSUs are Seasonic PSUs relabeled)
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February 12, 2011 12:14:25 AM

ok. i'll keep that in mind.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2011 1:25:31 AM

What is your budget? Here is a pretty good combo that would fit nicely into what you already have:

Combo 6780 + PSU :bounce: 
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February 12, 2011 2:17:58 AM

I would do what Embra said. it sounds like a really good deal.
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February 12, 2011 3:47:34 AM

k. i'll consider buying the ocz one! one last question! im going to use a 18.5' or a 19' monitor. so is it a waste to buy a 6850 play games at this resolution? i think the hd 5770 can max out any game at this resolution?
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February 12, 2011 3:53:40 AM

Well, what is the resolution? You only told me the actual screen size. Screen size is MUCH different than resolution. You could have a 32" monitor running @ 800x600 and max out everything perfectly with a hd4870. I would get a hd6850 anyway. On my 1280x1024 monitor I can completely max out BF:BC2 with all high settings, x8AA (max), and x16 AF (max). i am using a hd6850. It will be more future proof plus in DX 11 games. It is a great card. Btw, I get around 45~60FPS with BF:BC2 Maxed out.
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February 12, 2011 4:04:03 AM

sorry... 1280x1024!
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February 12, 2011 4:08:18 AM

im not going to buy from new egg, because they dont ship to sri lanka. and pc hardware prices are very high in srilanka. a hd 6850 would cost about 252.29$ here.
if i dont get a 6850 for a good price i will buy a hd 5770. :( 
will the 5770 be able to max out crysis ay 1280x1024 resolution?
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February 12, 2011 4:21:15 AM

At that res. it will come down to the CPU to handle the res. and the GPU will do all the rest. That is why i get such good FPS in BF:BC2 is because my CPU take over the res., and my GPU does all the rest of the AA, AF, etc. I think you might be able to play with AA down, or off. If I were you, I would get the hd6850. It is worth it. Maybe look at ebay. You could get it for ebay prices. like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/HIS-H685F1GD-Radeon-HD-6850-1GB-256... That would be good, for a really low price too.
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February 12, 2011 5:08:13 AM

they wont ship that 6850 to sl. i found a xfx 6850. which is also cheap. i asked the seller about the warranty period as it is not given in the description.
i have to do more research in sl on the hd 6850 though.
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February 12, 2011 5:09:07 AM

can you tell me the second best choice instead of the hd 6850?
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February 12, 2011 5:10:24 AM

GTX 460 1gb.
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February 12, 2011 7:31:01 AM

oh yeah definitely!!!! what was i thinking!!!
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February 12, 2011 3:23:21 PM

Yeah, so if you cannot get the hd6850 get the GTX 460 1gb.
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February 13, 2011 1:30:04 PM

i found a new gtx 460 for 174.99$ including shipping from a site called geeks.com! do you have experience with this website? they give a 1 year warranty too. and their is an online shipping calculater in that site, and the shipping cost is very cheap. but im not sure wether its accurate or not. please can you check on it? thanx!
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February 13, 2011 3:49:59 PM

I have never looked at Geeks.com, but I would say go ahead and get it. What is your MoBo? There are some hd4870s there for only $100. Maybe two of those is CF. If you have the money a CF board, two hd4890s.
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February 15, 2011 8:56:11 AM

i would go for a sngle card rather than cf! im on a tight budget! thanx for your help!
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February 15, 2011 8:57:38 AM

Best answer selected by briovaz.
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2011 3:42:57 PM

No problem. ;) 
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