Building a PC for Gaming - GFX Card Advice Needed

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  1. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    So I've bought every part of the computer except for the graphics card. I'm determined to stay with AMD/ATI and I was wondering if I should wait until the 6 series of ATI is release so the 4 and 5 series go down in price, or are they already as low as they'll get now? I found a 5770 for $110-120 on Newegg. Just wondering if I should jump on it.
     
  2. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    you'll have to wait a while before the 6 series comes out. Looks like will be sometime in 2011. How much are you willing to spend on a graphics card?
     
  3. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    AMDs 6000 series is scheduled to be launched on October 12th, which parts (mid-range/high-end etc), who knows - that and it will probably be a paper launch. If early leaks are to be believed, the 6770 (mid-range) will perform better or on par with the current 5870 (which is nuts). Really though, what card you go for totally depends on the resolution you plan on playing at.
     
  4. No1nfoProvided thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought the specs were supposed to be released soon with manufacturers pumping them out by November. I'm looking to spend in between $100-200. I just don't know how much more prices are gonna drop with the release of the 6 series. The 5 series cards are so cheap right now..
     
  5. No1nfoProvided thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The resolution of my monitor is 1920x1200, but I don't mind scaling it down. All the other forums I've skimmed through has everyone discussing gfx cards performing with 1920x1080. It shouldn't be that much of a difference, but there still might be something. I just wanna play SC2 on ultra settings without lag. I think the 5770 can handle it, and I feel like the 58xx cards are too freakin expensive. Also, what do you think the price point the 6 series is gonna be around? I'm kinda hoping for the 6770 to be around $200 and drop from there, but I dunno. I haven't looked up this much PC stuff since I last built a PC 6 years ago.
     
  6. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    you are correct my apologies, prices will definitely drop but not much IMO. Depending on how bad you want to game haha, just in time for Black Ops. I say wait and see where the prices will be, there is no rush. I'm building a rig water cooled and ready to go in november before Black Ops. 2x GTX 460s SLI like none other
     
  7. No1nfoProvided thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I might start gaming on my PC more. I haven't really been that much of a gamer though. The reason I'm spending so much time/effort building this thing is because I want this PC to last forever, like my MBP has lol. I'll keep looking out for deals that are too good to pass up while waiting for the 6 series to come out.
     
  8. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    You are charging head first into disappointment.
     
  9. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    you could check out overclock.net for deals on used gfx cards
     
  10. No1nfoProvided thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL. Okay. Let's say 5-6 years then with running games on medium towards the end of that period. That would be awesome for me.

    I'll check it out, but I doubt I'll buy any of em. Knowing that the people on there know computers well enough to overclock makes me scared of the wear and tear on their gear.

    I've found 5770 for about $110 + tax. I dunno if I should jump on it.
     
  11. RandomNinjaAtk macrumors member

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    I just built a AMD/ATI Quad-core Gaming/Video Encoding PC just in the last three weeks and it runs great. The gfx card I'm running is 5750 1GB. Playing starcraft 2 liquid smooth on ultra settings at 1920x1200. I bought all my parts at newegg and only cost about 650, all parts except monitor/mouse/keyboard/hard drive.
     
  12. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Unless you get current top-tier parts (for one, an 80+ Gold PSU is an absolute must, GTX 480/AMD 5970 etc etc) you'll be lucky to make it to 4. Though, again, it depends on the resolution you're playing at.


    That's as cheap as you'll ever find one. Don't expect a price drop come 6000 series.
     
  13. No1nfoProvided thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mines basically the same. Good to hear SC2 works nice on ultra. That was my main worry. I think I'll just jump on the 5770 to finish this thing off. Thanks guys.
     
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    According to rumors, the HD6770 will poop on nVidia's well done and only worth while flagship GPU GTX 460.

    If that is so, the HD6870 and HD6850 should be on par or better performing than the GTX480 and 470.
     
  15. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    the gtx 460 sucks when used alone, in SLI however competes with the 5970, and beats out the 480 and 470 as well, looking at the 1gb versions of course the 700mb ones just suck.
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You got it wrong. The GTX 460 is the best single GPU nVidia has put out for quite sometime (since the 8800GT, you could say).

    Quite simply, the shader/core count, the efficiency, the low power draw and low temperatures you get for such GPU at such a price is a definite win.

    ATI's HD5770 is no match for it. Hell, the friggin' thing even goes neck to neck with the HD5830 and HD5850 in many tests.

    The GTX480 and 470 are the worst thing to happen to the tech world, pieces of crap that are overvolted/overrated. The GPU is too power hungry (Jesus H. Christ, 300W of TDP?!), produces enough heat to cook an egg, and barely beats the HD5870 by 5% in many games. That is PITIFUL. Even more so, it costs way more than a HD5870. The only thing why the GTX480 gets better fps is because nVidia decided to throw more GDDR5 RAM in there to help the struggling GPU, otherwise, piece of crap it is. Hell, it is not even fully enabled because nVidia can't get complete working GPUs out of the fab because of the piece of **** GPU they designed.
     
  17. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    you are right, but IMO that only pertains to the 1gb version, the 768mb version is not worth the money. Specially if you have a monitor bigger than 22 inches.

    here's the build im currently about to pull the trigger on

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15712226

    I've already got 2 500gb Sata HDDs, Sound Card, mouse and keyboard from my last build. The case will be a special order from murdermod.com (as soon as charles gets back up and going) and will be watercooling the two gpu's, cpu and chipsets/mosfets. Also I think I might replace the Intel SSD for a Vertex 2, not sure yet

    Overall I think it's a solid build, I wanted a blue theme this time so I opted for the Asus P6X58D instead of the REX III or Classified and got the regular dominators instead of the GTs.
     
  18. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    How on earth did you come to that - horribly misinformed - conclusion?
     
  19. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Special tidbit for you. Click in my signature the link next to the name Macross.
     
  20. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    haha we think alike, btw if you haven't found a chipset block for the Asus yet, I beleive this

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaekasx58a.html

    will be compatible and you can get the mosfets also, I say sell the h50 and get EK Supreme HF and upgrade the rad to a ThermoChill PA120.4 :)
     
  21. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The 460 is great alone and in SLI. The 768 isn't that bad. It's just worth it for anyone willing to pay for the 768 to go ahead and get the 1 gb version.
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Exactly, the 768MB version should be your option, if and only if your budget doesn't allow for the 1GB version. Otherwise, the 1GB GTX460 is your best bet on that price range.
     

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