Sorry about that I did not post my specs because I intend on upgrading my rig. My current specs are....
Athlon X2 4200+
2 GB of DDR2 800 ram
Asus MSN-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
Audigy Soundblaster Sound card
320 GB hard drive
1TB Hard drive
NVIDIA 9400 GT VGA card
500 W Seasonic PSU (not sure the model)
I intend on upgrading to the Intel Ivy bridge processors when they come out. I was hoping to keep my PSU. I also prefer my video cards to be as quiet as possible so I was looking at this card. Actually there are two versions of it, the GV-N550D5-1GI and the GV-N550OC-1GI.
Is it? I though they were similar. I saw a few benchmarks where the 550 Ti outperformed it. Can you elaborate on that please?
Ya they are close but the Radeon 6770 runs cooler and quite and draw less power so I personal give it up to the 6770 FTW on that premise. I would try and stretch for a 6850 or 460 thought to really get into the solid gaming experience on the PC they are both solid entries.
if you want a sapphire 6870, there's a 12% off for it making it a total of 158.40$ if one prefers a Sapphire branded one. (Same prices on Amazon if you would rather buy it on Amazon, or avoid sales tax if you live in certain states i.e California, where Amazon doesnt tax you(till september 2012) and newegg is required to.)
If you are going to be upgrading to that extent I advise you get a 460 or 6850 minimum.
but right now the 6870 is just such an amazing buy it is hard not to spend more money on it.
Thank you. I will probably look into a 460 then. I use Linux from time to time (dual-boot) and NVIDIA support is a bit better on Linux. Thanks to everyone for your input. Now I just need to find a quiet GTX 460. Suggestions are welcome.