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