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a b K Overclocking
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March 26, 2011 6:04:44 AM

5770 crossfire with

Current card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this card overclocks to 960 no voltage bump I have memory at 1350 could go higher but it is not cooled have any sync

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
110 after taxes and rebate (canada)

Or

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

139 shipping and taxes or localy 139 + taxes

this is all newgg.ca but the links never work I'd assume due to css and database

the cheap part comes into play with crossfire, i would like to overclock them to 1 GHZ at least

should I be concerned with the power colour card ?

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a b K Overclocking
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March 26, 2011 6:10:05 AM

What do you mean being cheap? You can never be cheap in the PC world, you just buy what works for you. If you have a hd5770 and want to CF it, get another. Now if you mean, which one to grab and are you being cheap going for the powercolor, I would say no, you are not being cheap. I would get the sapphire though, I have heard some not-so-great things about them.
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a b K Overclocking
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March 26, 2011 7:47:57 AM

??? What will 1GHz get you that 960MHz won't?

Frankly I think your barking up the wrong tree. Sell your current 5770 for $60-$80, and then spend that same $130 (~$210) on a 5850 or 6850. I'm not sure about newegg.ca pricing so you might need to pony up a bit more then that. 5850 much better then 5770 in CF.
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2011 1:42:27 PM

i had a powercolor 4870 and its the only card ive ever rma`ed id advise against it as well i have had great luck with xfx and a double life time warranty is hard to argue with when it comes to your investment
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2011 2:02:09 PM

4745454b said:
??? What will 1GHz get you that 960MHz won't?

Frankly I think your barking up the wrong tree. Sell your current 5770 for $60-$80, and then spend that same $130 (~$210) on a 5850 or 6850. I'm not sure about newegg.ca pricing so you might need to pony up a bit more then that. 5850 much better then 5770 in CF.


I just thought I should clarify this comment. A pair of 5770's is faster than a single 5850, but there are situations where crossfire doesn't work correctly, which makes the 5850 better in those situations.

Going with a single card solution gives you less headaches, so it's generally better, but for raw power, two 5770's are faster most of the time.
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a b K Overclocking
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March 26, 2011 9:11:51 PM

Playing 1920x1080

What will 1Ghz give me ? A sense of achievement.LOL

I had my current card at 1ghz last night no voltage bump 1050 and we locked up, so it's time to add more juice.
at 1080 P I think I can likely sit on my Q6600 a lot longer than anticipated.
I can even forsee CF 6850's once they get cheap like the 5770.
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a b K Overclocking
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March 26, 2011 9:12:12 PM

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a b K Overclocking
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March 26, 2011 9:46:15 PM

4745454b said:
??? What will 1GHz get you that 960MHz won't?

Frankly I think your barking up the wrong tree. Sell your current 5770 for $60-$80, and then spend that same $130 (~$210) on a 5850 or 6850. I'm not sure about newegg.ca pricing so you might need to pony up a bit more then that. 5850 much better then 5770 in CF.



After careful review I am skipping the 5770 moving it to my E5300 and buying a 6850 adding another one of those later.

Thank you for the logic boost
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2011 10:06:23 PM

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