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Old November 16, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Default A good budget bang-for-your-buck card?

I'm looking into the xfx 5770 as probably my best bet when it comes to mid ranged cards. Does this seem like a good idea or is there a better solution out there?
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Old November 16, 2010, 04:09 PM
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used for 100 bucks not bad. brand new 6850 all the way
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Old November 16, 2010, 04:17 PM
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For the extra 50 bucks my god that's a lot better!! It nearly doubles the 5770 on one review I was looking at! Thanks!
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Old November 16, 2010, 04:43 PM
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2nded for the 6850

few months ago one of my room mates (4 person shared housing on uni campus) got a $1300 tower from a big box store. When he told me it had a 5770 I just stared at him. Couldn't even play crysis(very well when maxed) on his brand new 1300 $$ system sort of off topic but I just remembered about that
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Old November 16, 2010, 04:50 PM
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lol! I enjoyed the story! Wow you can make a system up for 800 that can play crisis decently but 1300 my god never from a big box store again!
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lol! I enjoyed the story! Wow you can make a system up for 800 that can play crisis decently but 1300 my god never from a big box store again!

They still sell that 1300 system. I saw it at future shop when I was there today. They had dirt 2 on display.


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Old November 16, 2010, 06:13 PM
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If you can spare the extra few bucks I think the 6850 is the sweet spot for graphics cards right now. If you can't spare the extra money a gtx460 768mb/hd 5770/ gts450 are still very good bang for buck (though all slower than a 6850). You can get some excellent deals on the 768mb version of the 460.

What's your budget?
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I would like to stay bellow 250 with tax. So the 6850 at 226.99 with tax at ncix is perfect. Right now i'm just planning my budget build for christmas. I'm pretty sure my budget will be 650.
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I would like to stay bellow 250 with tax. So the 6850 at 226.99 with tax at ncix is perfect. Right now i'm just planning my budget build for christmas. I'm pretty sure my budget will be 650.
Wait a week or two for the Black Friday sales. I'm sure the 6850 will drop below the $180 price barrier, a few stores in the GTA have the past couple weeks. Wait for it to drop some more and you will be very happy with your purchase. If not then grab a GTX460 768MB for sure I've seen them as low as $140-145+tax which is insane for the performance of the card. Stay away from the 5770s, they've had there time but they aren't in the spotlight amidst the current GPU bang-for-the-buck war.
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Old November 16, 2010, 08:25 PM
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I would pass on the 5770.

Bang for your buck... Go with the 6850... OR go with a 5850.

You can get an XFX 5850 at NCIX right now for $199. The 5850 beats the 6850 in pretty much every single benchmark and FPS test in HWC and TechPowerUp reviews, and uses only 20 more watts at load. That is, unless you want the 3d Features etc. of the 6850.

But like destroyer mentioned... If you can wait until after christmas, ATI will have it's new cards out and post-christmas sales will be on. Or check out the buy/sell as I'm sure a lot of people are upgrading right now and you might be able to pick up a 5850 or 470 for cheap.

NCIX.com - Buy XFX Radeon HD 5850 HD585XZAFC 725MHZ 1Gb 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - HD585XZAFC In Canada.
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