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Old August 8, 2010, 09:14 PM
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I just put together a system for my brother's friend and the best deal I found on a midrange card was the Powercolor HD 5750 PCs. I purchased through NCIX (they have a $20 rebate going for the card right now) and price-matched with DirectCanada. After the rebate the card comes to $102.95 excluding tax on the initial $122.95 purchase.

NCIX.com - Buy Powercolor Radeon HD 5750 PCs 700MHZ 512MB 4.6GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - AX5750 512MD5-H In Canada.

Powercolor Radeon HD 5750 PCs 700MHZ 512MB 4.6GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - DirectCanada
I was about to buy that last week, but... I'm having trouble finding reviews of the 512mb version. In fact, other than Powercolor, I don't think I've seen anyone around here offering it at all.
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Old August 8, 2010, 11:17 PM
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Or wait a few weeks. ;)
What's coming in a few weeks?

I can pretty much play SC2 maxed out on 1280X1024, albeit with a bit of lag in big fights. I think with 1080P, minimum 5770 is required. 9800GT definitely won't be able to play SC2 maxed out.
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Old August 9, 2010, 12:07 AM
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What's coming in a few weeks?

I can pretty much play SC2 maxed out on 1280X1024, albeit with a bit of lag in big fights. I think with 1080P, minimum 5770 is required. 9800GT definitely won't be able to play SC2 maxed out.
Oh, just hoping we'll see some price drops on the 57xx in response to the 460.

Currently, it looks like a 9600 GT can do 1080p at medium without too much trouble, and can handle ultra in small games. I'm just leaning towards the 5750 on account of its lower power usage, but if it doesn't come down in price, I think a GTS250 will do the trick.
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possibly the price cuts or something else from ati. would be about darn time. fermi has been out wayy too long and gf104 is killing sales :)
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Old August 9, 2010, 02:43 AM
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i had the GTS 250 and i have a Xfire 5770 set up... one of those 5770 cards is more than enough.. i love them i personally would go with the 5770.. they are the supposed best bang for the buck card out there. The GTS 250 was a bit lame in my book... didn't give me the same power that i got with the 5770
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Old August 9, 2010, 05:26 AM
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You could save some money by taking a look in our BST section to see what cards people are selling that may still have second warranties (XFX) or other great deals. Get a more powerful gpu at lower cost
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Old August 9, 2010, 06:39 AM
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You could save some money by taking a look in our BST section to see what cards people are selling that may still have second warranties (XFX) or other great deals. Get a more powerful gpu at lower cost
Like my gtx 275!

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Old August 9, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Like my gtx 275!


I don't know if a 350W included in a case PSU could handle it though
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Old August 11, 2010, 01:04 AM
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I don't know if a 350W included in a case PSU could handle it though
A GTS 250 should be okay though, right? SPCR used one in their review, but the product page suggests a 450W PSU. The SG05's SFX is a 300W PSU.

Should I be looking at the TDPs or looking for power draws from reviews?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,2172-10.html

Shows it drawing enough power that I'm concerned the PSU won't be able to supply it and the CPU.

re. DDR5 GT240 - I have a 9600GT from mid-2008 that I would use instead of that. They seem to be fairly close in terms of performance.
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Old August 11, 2010, 01:19 AM
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the SG05 psu has seen a lot more powerful psu's than that before. There's a whole thread on [H] about it and different video cards that fit. I vote for the 5770 since its a good mix of power and energy consumption. Sagath's 275 wouldn't be a bad choice but I think you might have to cut away some of the metal to fit it in. I've seen 5850's and 5870's fit in there pretty easily and all run off the same 300W PSU.
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