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Best bang for buck graphics card for two displays and gaming??

I have two 24" monitors and i currently have a radeon 5770 graphics card. I wanted to upgrade my card and want to get a good one for these two monitors. I like to game on one and have a movie or tv show on the other. I dont want to spend more than $180 like to keep it low. Let me know what you guys think. thank you. Getting battlefield 3 as well. I played the demo with my current card and goes ok, but i know it can be better of course.
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    For sub $200 I would suggest going with a 6870.It's the best bang for your buck.

    What PSU are you using?
  2. purple stank said:
    For sub $200 I would suggest going with a 6870.It's the best bang for your buck.

    What PSU are you using?


    Corsair i think its 600 or 650 watts
  3. another 5770 if your board supports xfire. There are some 6870's for very reasonable $ @ newegg with rebates your looking at sub $140's.
  4. Inferno1217 said:
    another 5770 if your board supports xfire. There are some 6870's for very reasonable $ @ newegg with rebates your looking at sub $140's.


    Dont think i can on my board its a Gigabyte P55A UD3
  5. Inferno1217 said:


    I heard something about on this board you couldnt or it would slow down one of the cards or something not sure. maybe im wrong.
  6. Your correct it will slow down to x4 on the second card. I would go for the 6870. The sales that were going the other day are gone but here is one at a decent price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378
  7. Inferno1217 said:
    Your correct it will slow down to x4 on the second card. I would go for the 6870. The sales that were going the other day are gone but here is one at a decent price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378


    what the best price you have seen for this card just curious to compare.
  8. Also am i going to notice a big difference in switching the graphics cards? thanks for your guys help!
  9. Yes.Going from a 5770 to a 6870 you should see a sizeable increase.

    Here's some benchmarks

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-review/14

    Raw Power
    http://www.hwcompare.com/6025/radeon-hd-5770-vs-radeon-hd-6870/
  10. purple stank said:
    Yes.Going from a 5770 to a 6870 you should see a sizeable increase.

    Here's some benchmarks

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-review/14

    Raw Power
    http://www.hwcompare.com/6025/radeon-hd-5770-vs-radeon-hd-6870/


    Perfecta nd does brand matter? if i could get anyone which one would be the best! again thanks alot!
  11. This Gigabyte version would be the one I would get

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125357

    $170 after MIR.


    But if you had to stay within your budget range than this card is also a good choice.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

    $160 after MIR.
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