Would I get any noticeable performance over a Sapphire 6770 ? The Sapphire is my other choice for a card. I've heard that even though it is a rebadge, the 6-series fixes some graphical issues with older games that the 5-series had, and I still play many of my older games from time to time. Any feedback is much appreciated!
Weird, haven't seen a NIC on a video cards before..Well seems like a decent add-in. In the past the Killer NICs didn't really have much to offer over motherboard network adapters, but I understand they are getting better.
As long as your drivers are updated, I don't think you'll have any issues.
Well I've seen a KNIC alone go for 110 my htpc uses a HIS 5770 it games alright I usually have the fan set at 60% it's cool and silent it runs New Vegas at ultra at 1920x1200.As for the 6770 I think they are just an updated version of the 5770 it is probably more efficient power wise but I haven't heard if that's true or not.
knic cards are pretty much useless. onboard nic is just as good. reviews have been done and all point to these results. in some cases knic cards give 0.1% better performance. if your paying extra to have that feature, i would not bother.