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Old July 7, 2010, 08:34 AM
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got a ? here about that.

i have a msi 5750 and can get another one for pretty cheap. should i buy it and X it or sell that one and get a 5850 or equivalent?

also need a new monitor for this since mine is not showing as well as it used to. any recommendation for that? would like a 22-24 ips type of screen with a 300 price range.

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P.S. (also have a 9800gt xfx could this fit in here to?)

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Old July 7, 2010, 02:29 PM
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There should be some reviews that might help with your decision. That would probably decide it for me. When I looked, it didn't show it in xfire, but based on what I've seen, and this is only an assumption, it would probably give you a good enough boost vs the single 5850. We all know what comes from assuming something so take it with a grain of salt.hehe
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HIS Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Performance Review - Resident Evil 5 - Legit Reviews

like that one? :)
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Old July 7, 2010, 02:38 PM
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am i reading this right? close to a 5870? for 100 bucks might be a good go.
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Since you already have 1 x 5750 I would say go that route as long as your current motherboard supports crossfire and your favorite games scale well with crossfire (if either the MOB or games in crossfire are a problem then go for the 5850).
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Old July 7, 2010, 07:23 PM
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but but but...dont forget. at higher resolutions the extra ram of 1 gb vs the 512 megger will make a difference. so when you look up reviews, check which cards theyre benching :)

so,except for power consumption, dual 5750's or 5770's oc'ed or not do live up to what the 4770's had started!!!
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Old July 8, 2010, 06:56 AM
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last question.

i have a msi which i havent seen in a while. do i need to find another of those or is any brand good as long as the specs are the same.
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Any manufacturer is fine :)

I recommend looking at CoolHandL's BST thread. He's selling 5750 :)

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Old July 15, 2010, 12:14 PM
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wow, i didn't realize how well a crossfire 5750 performed
and if you are looking at another 5750, i recommend the diamond 5750 1gb model

it uses the arctic cooling fan (dead quiet) and has 2xdvi, hdmi, and display port for outputs

you can get others, but this one has a good feature set
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For a monitor, the Dell u2311 has some pretty favorable reviews. In the long run, you would probably be happier selling the 5750 and picking up a 5850. I think that if you ever decide to sell, a 5850 will net you more than 2x 5750s in the future, if that matters.
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