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Old 05-20-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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whats up guys im looking to up grade my video card to something a little better then what i got know. i have about 250 to 300 dollars to spend. i want to be able to play games and do bluray movies. i want to be able to play ff14 when it drops and call of duty black ops,

i know i want to go ati and recommendation u guys have. i have a 750 cosair ps. and window 7 64 bit. and 12 ddr3 ram. let me know what u guys think. thats a lot
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Diamond 5850 at sabrepc for $280 is your best bet. Flash to asus 5870 bios for even more performance.
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Diamond 5850 at sabrepc for $280 is your best bet. Flash to asus 5870 bios for even more performance.
Within ~5% of 5870's performance on stock air cooling. The usual
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will i be able to tell a differnce between the 5850 and the
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870??

and what about the sapperhire 5830 what would u guys pick?
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will i be able to tell a differnce between the 5850 and the
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870??

and what about the sapperhire 5830 what would u guys pick?
Go for the 5850. It's within ~5% of performance of the 5870 when flashed.
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The difference between a 5850-5870 bios and 5870 will be almost unnoticeable, but the price is $120 less.

And do not buy a 5830. Epic ripoff at its current price. The card is only worth about $190 imo.
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well i rly not to comfortable in flashing the bios or video cards is it hard
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well i rly not to comfortable in flashing the bios or video cards is it hard
Not at all, and it's a one time process. Even if you move it to another computer it will keep the same BIOS.
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would u go bio star or sapphire?
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You could also overclock the 5850 and achieve the same results.
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