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Upgrading HD 4770, $120 budget

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week or soon as I get this thread answered.

BUDGET RANGE: $100-$130 Before / After Rebates (the lower the better, if possible)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Game DC Universe Online, Graphic Designing, Auto Cad, Call of Duty. Watch movies HD

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 4770 and 650w CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor, Mobo: ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard, 8GB of RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ebay.com, tigerdirect.com, compusa.com, etc.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I have no preferences, because I don't know much.

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Whichever you guys recommend.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Gotta be a quiet one!!

I was lookin into this card, but many had problems with it and price went up when i was getting ready to buy

XFX Double D HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150515&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=5jl06pf90avv#top


this is the video card i currently have and is going bad

MSI R4770 CYCLONE Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127452
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  1. HD-6770 or HD-7750 would be best for under $100
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  3. I'd advise looking at the HD 7000 series. The newer and more expensive card you can afford, the better performance you'll get. I really like HIS - they make great coolers on most of their cards. Either one of these would make a great upgrade from your current card (50-100% better framerates).

    $117 option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161403
    This one is very low power, cool, and very quiet. It should play all games at medium settings at 1080p.

    $150 option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402
    This one is basically the newer version of the HD 6850 you were looking at. It should play all games at high (not ultra) settings at 1080p.

    Also I personally despise mail-in-rebates. But that's just me.
  4. For below 100$ i would recommend the ATI Radeon HD 6670 or Nvidia GT 440(I personally prefer the ATI one over Nvidia)

    GT 440:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125366

    Radeon HD 6670:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102952

    Both of these won't be any good for your needs at the resolution of 1920x1080..

    So This is my recomendation.. for a 110$, the ATI RADEON HD 5770(also available re-badged as the Radeon HD 6770, with the added bonus of Blu-ray 3D decode support)

    Radeon HD 5770:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161401

    Radeon HD 6770:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127599
  5. The 6770/5770 is faster than the newer 7750 or 6750 or 5750!
  6. which of those that you guys have posted is a quiet fan??
  7. Look at the pictures - generally the smaller the fan, the louder. Also check the reviews.

    But none of these cards will get that hot, so all of them should be pretty quiet. That said, I know for a fact the HIS HD 7750 iCooler is completely silent up to 80% fan speed.
  8. Best answer
    I don't believe going HD4770--->>HD6770 is such a great move, especially since you didn't list the memory on the card. You've pretty much hit the limit, too, with an HD6850 with MW3.

    You should save-up twice the dough or snag another HD4770.


    It wouldn't matter much with DC Universe Online
  9. Yeah, come to think of it, an HD 7750 or 6770 wouldn't be much of an upgrade.

    Here you go - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150573

    Though I can't go without recommending this amazing card on sale for a wee bit more - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161363
  10. jessterman21 said:
    Yeah, come to think of it, an HD 7750 or 6770 wouldn't be much of an upgrade.

    Here you go - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150573

    Though I can't go without recommending this amazing card on sale for a wee bit more - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161363


    If he looks around, he can find a new HD4770 for $60-$70. In CrossFire they should hit HD6950-like territory, even more with a nice OC.

    And the OP could most likely find another 300-400MHz at stock volts with his PhII 955BE without really trying. If it's a C3 stepping and he is not over-clocking, he should be flogged.

    :lol:
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