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Windows 7: Replacing Radeon HD 5770

03 Jul 2011   #1
ShadePopping

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Replacing Radeon HD 5770

Newegg.ca - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
is my current and old card, I'm trying to find something under the $200 price range again with better performance... also, the card should preferably be the same size lengthwise.... (8.5") I can probably jam in a 9.2" card..


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03 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I guess a 6850 would be a noticeable improvement, though not a earth shattering one.
Meeting the 200 bucks or less is kind of hard as most the performance series cards are 300+
I would probably go with this one
Newegg.com - XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
It comes with dirt 3 as well.

The biggest difference between the two cards is the 6 series handles dx11 much better.
Though even a 5850 would be a noticeable step up from the 5770, it's just not really a gamer's card.

Actually come to think of it, you can get the 6870 for basically the same money right now so might as well spend the extra 20 bucks plus this one has a 30 dollar rebate actually making it the cheaper of the two.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-506-_-Product

and it has more stream processors which means less choking when shaders or light maps get intense.
It's still not the enthusiast level card, but it's more than adequate to play anything on the market right now.
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03 Jul 2011   #3
ShadePopping

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Now the question is, will it fit? :P
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03 Jul 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You'll need to measure it is longer
10.3" x 4.4" x 1.5"

What I did in my friends case was cut out one of the drive bays, since he wasn't using it anyway.
Bought another 4 inches or so for graphics card
What case do you have?
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03 Jul 2011   #5
ShadePopping

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I shall take my bets on it fitting..., it should since the powersupply ports are off to the side than infront... if all else fails I can just move one of my hdds...
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03 Jul 2011   #6
Maguscreed

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Yeah, I honestly think it's about the best you'll do for the money, you may want to wait on another opinion though as I'm a bit behind the times when it comes to nvidia options in the price range.

I'm assuming you want ATI though since you apparently have crossfire capability.

edit: even in a worst case scenario a pair of tin snips will cut out a drive bay no problem.
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03 Jul 2011   #7
ShadePopping

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'll go take a picture.... maybe that should help XD

It's a thermal take m9


edit: I just realized that my sata cords are pressing agaisnt the card (no space)... looks like I'll have to end up taking out one of my 300gbs
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03 Jul 2011   #8
ShadePopping

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I probably won't end up using crossfire but.. I have never been a fan of nvidia so yup, ATI indeed.
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03 Jul 2011   #9
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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nah I know that thermaltake you have it's one of those where the drive bays are all one piece that covers the entire front of the case
I'm not a huge fan of that design the ones with the detachable bottom two bays seem easier to work with.
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03 Jul 2011   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadePopping View Post
I'll go take a picture.... maybe that should help XD

It's a thermal take m9


edit: I just realized that my sata cords are pressing agaisnt the card (no space)... looks like I'll have to end up taking out one of my 300gbs
Thermaltakeusa**Thermaltakeusa**M9 : M9 VI1000BWS

Q: What is the longest graphics card that may be used with this chassis?A: This chassis will fit a video card that is no longer than 9.6".Q: What is the longest graphics card that may be used with this chassis?A: This chassis will fit a video card that is no longer than 9.6".
Q: What is the longest graphics card that may be used with this chassis?A: This chassis will fit a video card that is no longer than 9.6".
Q: What is the longest graphics card that may be used with this chassis?
A: This chassis will fit a video card that is no longer than 9.6".

There are no details.

If you don't mind going green (nVidia), a GTX 560 (not a TI) may be worth considering.
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