ATI 5870 1GB

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Hy guys, i was gonna buy an i5 6gb 1333mhz ram and an gtx 260 1.8gb but the company i was gonna buy it with had a delay on my deliver and i think im gonna cancel it... i just saw an i7 with 4gb ram 1060htz and a ATI 5870 1GB but is 400 dollars more expensive and im thinking about buying it do you guys think its whorth it or should i save my 400 dollars ?
 
A GTX260 doesn't need more than 896mb.
Is the i7 a i7 920 or i7 860?
It's not worth the price increase because you can buy a 5870 for $400

You should get the cheapest option in terms of graphics cards, and then upgrade the GPU yourself.
 

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i7 920 8mb 2.66 ati HD 5870 owns gtx 260 right ?
 
You would almost definitely be best off buying a system without a video card and then purchasing it separately. This is a great deal on an HD5850;
 


This article provides a great breakdown and the conclusions are summarized below

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,2491.html

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9800 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)

However, the $150 - $190 category is very popular and all the cards are ridiculously overpriced. To my mind, the 5770 belongs at $130, 4870 at $150 and 260 at $155. I wouldn't buy any of them at today's prices,
 

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Exelent , i im gonna buy one this ones 1.- i7 920 8mb @ 2.66, ati 5870, 4gb 1060hz (100 bucks more expensive) cus i have a discount
2.- i5 gtx 260 1.8gb and 6gb ram 1333mhz

i think option number 1 is better for gamming am i right ??????
 


Could you post a link? Something doesn't look right on those spec's. The i7 920 uses the x58 board, which uses tripple channel memory, so the memory should be 3gb, 6gb or 12gb most likely. Did you get 1 and 2 a little mixed up on the memory?
 

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First one : 6GB DDR3 SDRAM AT 1333MHz, i5-750(2.66GHz)
Second one : as i said whit 4gb ram


I dont now if its a dell problem or wthll
 
 

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Is it worth the money....... I build my own machines so it's tough for me to answer. Is it worth it to you. I'd go for the i7 over the i5 any day.

I happen to like NFS Shift. if you run that make sure you get the patch or you'll have idiotic problems..... even with the glitches here and there it's the best racer going.

Crysis, on the 5850 plays very smooth but haven't tried it in the snowy/icy section of the game. Really tired of it by now if you know what I mean. This is one of those games I was talking about needing the extra memory. 1792 vs 896.... the game smoothed out and could play with higher settings and it was still smooth.

Go with the DX11 card/set up......... and if you choose the i7 build make sure you contact the first company and have them confirm by e-mail that you canceled your order before ordering the other one.
 

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I'd say if cost is an issue, going to a 1156 based core i5 750 is probably a good deal over the difference going to a 1366 based i7 (920), which is only about 20% faster in typical use. Where the $100 from the 5850 to a 5870 is a better boost for the cash. Building my son an i5 with a 5870 now. Had to drop the SSD from the plan, since the video card doesn't fit in his old case :(

Here's the specs:
Case: COOLER MASTER ATCS 840
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
CPU: Intel Core i5 750
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
DVDR: HP 1260i (SATA)

I had wanted to put a Corsair SSD in there with the HDD, but only have about $900 left budgeted (already bought the vidcard) and needed a bigger case than the one he had, 1/2" too small, and I don't want to cut the drive cage out.

Worth mentioning, if you plan on going crossfire, you will want to spring for the i7 on a 1366 based socket, that will raise your price about $300 (about 200 more for a good motherboard and about 100 more for the cpu). Any P55 board is unsuited to crossfire. Personally, I think that the 5870 is pretty well suited as-is, and if you *REALLY* want a boost, you can do a 5970 for $200 more, that will run about the level of 2x 5850's, and lower cost, with less issues. I've run multi-gpu setups in the past, and will generally have varying issues. With multi-gpu single slot boards, better to spend the money there. Also, I honestly don't feel it's worth nearly twice the price for 1366, if you run single slot video.

Doing the rest of the order from newegg in the morning when my check hits the bank. The vidcard is about $409, and the rest will be about $900 with shipping. so < $1350 total, and another $120 or so for an oem Win7 Home Prem x64.
 

More like 0 to 20% depending on the task.
 

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