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Is a Radeon HD5870 good for my uses?

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December 12, 2011 12:40:25 AM

I am goin to building a computer here are the specs:
Radeon HD5870
MSI 970A-G45 AMD 970 Socket AM3+
AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad Core AM3+
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series™ CX600 Power Supply - 600W, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan, Single +12V Rail, Active PFC
Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA
PNY MD8192KD3-1600-X9 XLR8 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, CL9, 1.65v
Barracuda 500 GB,Internal,7200 RPM (ST500DM002) SATA Hard Drive

I am using 22in screen with 1680x1050 resolution and I want to know if the Radeon HD5870 is still good for gaming on high with BF3, MW3, Crysis 2 and Editing. Its only $180 on ebay and thought it would be my best choice for what I do. Thanks for the help :) 

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December 12, 2011 12:51:44 AM

Yes, an AMD Radeon HD 5870 is Very Suitable to Play games on High-Higher settings, you may be lucky and be able to run in Extreme or Ultra Modes in some less demanding games like Crysis 2 and Portal 2.

Yes it is very suitable for what you do, but I recommend adding an Blu-Ray Drive and an SSD Hard Drive to make it more future-proof if you aren't too tight in your Budget...

Hope it Helps! :) 

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December 12, 2011 1:06:32 AM

djrabbit said:
I am goin to building a computer here are the specs:
Radeon HD5870
MSI 970A-G45 AMD 970 Socket AM3+
AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad Core AM3+
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series™ CX600 Power Supply - 600W, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan, Single +12V Rail, Active PFC
Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA
PNY MD8192KD3-1600-X9 XLR8 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, CL9, 1.65v
Barracuda 500 GB,Internal,7200 RPM (ST500DM002) SATA Hard Drive

I am using 22in screen with 1680x1050 resolution and I want to know if the Radeon HD5870 is still good for gaming on high with BF3, MW3, Crysis 2 and Editing. Its only $180 on ebay and thought it would be my best choice for what I do. Thanks for the help :) 

The 5870 is still a great GPU even today when you put it up against the likes of the Nvidia GTX 570 or GTX 480 they all perform pretty well on par with each other give or take some but most people will tell you the GTX 570 is faster however what they don't tell you it is the 570 is only maybe faster by a tangible margin in the Benchmarks. If I were you I would highly suggest against going with the any of the BullDozer AMD FX series CPUs because a Phenom II x4 980 is cheaper and faster and still a rockin gaming CPU. Hope this helps and the rest of your build looks just fine.
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December 12, 2011 1:11:41 AM

Well the 5870 is a very capable GPU. It's a power hungry GPU (not as nVidia's equivalent though) so it should do just fine. I'd probably get the 6870 personally because of the lower power and I think it would be a smarter buy (because of warranty). You don't know what you would be getting on ebay, but it's up to you.
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December 12, 2011 1:31:06 AM

lunyone said:
Well the 5870 is a very capable GPU. It's a power hungry GPU (not as nVidia's equivalent though) so it should do just fine. I'd probably get the 6870 personally because of the lower power and I think it would be a smarter buy (because of warranty). You don't know what you would be getting on ebay, but it's up to you.

Ya the 6850/6870 are really the best all around GPUs to buy today Cheap,Powerful,Quite,Cool,Low power requirement and I could go on and on about how the Nvidia 5 series and Radeon 69xx Series are ripping people off today for a small return in performance to the end user.
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December 12, 2011 3:41:02 AM

Thank you every one for your advice! I made my mind up and I will buy the 5870.
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December 12, 2011 4:05:04 AM

djrabbit said:
Thank you every one for your advice! I made my mind up and I will buy the 5870.

You will not go wrong with the 5870 I would have bought one but the are all sold out and nobody wants to part with them because they are a golden gem of a GPU and one of the best ever made.
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December 12, 2011 4:06:54 AM

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December 12, 2011 4:18:20 AM

Yup, the 5870 is still plenty for todays games even though it's already two years old. Only Crysis 2 or Metro need more to play games on max but at that res you can still do high DX11 settings. I think you're better off with a Phenom II X4 BE rather than that FX processor, even if you are going to overclock, but it's up to you.
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December 12, 2011 6:56:15 AM

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