Wondering what kind of performance increase the above options would give me over onboard 4290/4250 graphics. Anyone have any similar and/or better ideas for about the same price? Is the hybrid crossfire a waste of money? Have read older reviews(2008ish) that it gave decent performance boosts but more current opinions say its a waste(for 30 bucks I'm tempted to give it a shot just to see for myself)
Edit: Also would a 512 5670 put the first three options to shame? (70 bucks or so) Can't find any decent price drop/rebates on one atm
Brands don't really matter in less your picky on how your video card looks. Generally one company will be more expensive than the other because of how they look or minor over clocks to the GPU. In your case i would look for the cheapest brand possible, however Sapphire lately been getting a lot of good reviews. Also some companies will have different coolers for better temperatures.
I guess I should also mention this is gonna be paired with a Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz (overclocked to 3.2GHz) this PSU Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W and possibly a dell s2009w monitor (1600 x 900) Would the cpu bottleneck the 5770, 6850 or 460 756MB. Also looking for the best deal because I intend to sell the system if possible.