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Am i being cheap

5770 crossfire with

Current card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-462-_-Product
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=N82E16814131330&cm_re=5770-_-14-131-330-_-Product
110 after taxes and rebate (canada)

Or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102898&cm_re=5770-_-14-102-898-_-Product

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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  1. 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.
  2. if that image of the powercolour is for real i would not get it. an internally venting heatsink is not good for xfire or anything really. and that particular one doesnt look very nice. this looks good if you dont mind waiting for a rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338&cm_re=5770-_-14-161-338-_-Product
    gigabyte are always good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125309&cm_re=5770-_-14-125-309-_-Product
  3. ??? 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  8. 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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