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a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 7:27:57 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: today/tommorrow BUDGET RANGE: $150-290 USD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: casual gamer, FPS BF3/CSS:GO/ and some D3

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Just sold off my 5770 in an old CPU rig, i have a Seasonic 750m-GOLD PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5-k, Z68 ASRock Xtreme3/Gen3, 2x4GB g.skill sniper 1.25v DDR3 1600

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, eBay (new cards)

PARTS PREFERENCES: i like Lifetime warranties... so EVGA, or XFX

OVERCLOCKING: not afraid to, the 5770 went from 850 to 960MHz pretty easy

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe, motherboard allows it, but i don't think Xfire/SLI is necessary with how powerful cards are getting.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 20" LCD, will be going to 1080p so after this.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I really don't think i need the power of a 7850... i was thinking along the lines of 560Ti, or 6870/6950

i have ZERO problems with heat/power consumption so those arguments aren't any concern to me, i just like to game with 45+ fps, I never worry about eye candy just as long everything runs good and clean. medium to high settings is dandy.

another note is i've always bought a generation late (i bought the 5770 when the 6850/70's came out @ the end of 2010 so again, what ever i end up with will be a major upgrade!

THANKS!

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a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 7:37:25 PM

Go with the GTX 560 ti; great, mature drivers with good overclocking capability and it's also smaller than the AMD counterparts.
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a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 7:59:19 PM

Hi, if you are not concerned with heat, why not get a 6770 or 5770 and crossfire? And before all the micro-stutter rants begin remember you only hear about the people who have a problem, not the rest of us.

I waited for a ASUS 5770 from New egg and got it for $69. they seem to get them in sporadically, and after replacing the TIM (it was a poorly applied recondition cooler) the card runs cooler than my HD5750. And I have no trouble playing at 1920x1200 so you would be laughing.


OR

you can get a HD6950 at New egg .com for only $199 after rebate.

XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Have fun!!
Fungi

Sorry just read OP sold his 5770... my bad.
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May 24, 2012 8:14:39 PM

Radeon 7850 fits right into your price range and with your PSU you will have no issues OCing or upgrading to CFX in the future.
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