Feeling of regret :(

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Hi,

I went to my local computer center today, they had 5770 priced at 650 Dhs and 5670 priced at 450 Dhs. Since my budget was not enough on the spot to get the 5770, i took the 5670 and left the store in a hurry... came home and lost all my interest in the new card when i saw it was sooo small! i also have to get a converter before i put it in my pc coz it doesnt have 2 vga in's but i have 2 monitors with only vga..

Should i slap myself for getting this card, use it for a while and then sell it.. or just go to the store back and change it for the 5770?

Or, should i just stick with this card? this build is 3 years old anyways :-
E6750 @ 2.66
MOBO with 1.0 16x PCI-e
4GB DDR2

The PSU however is also old and rated at 17A @ 12V... so is it a good thing that i didnt get the 5770? it says on the box that the 5670 doesnt need a 12V rail, and i couldnt find one anyways..

Thanks
 

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1680 on the monitor i use as primary.. the other goes upto 1920 but i wont go up there.

I play BF:BC2, CSS, FSX, Company of Heroes, Codemasters Racing Games.. bunch of games.. Steam has us spoiled. Those games would suffer on my old 8600GT, have to turn the reso down all the way to 800x600 and settings to low to play comfortably.
 

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My 5770 plays bfbc2 completely maxed with 16af and 8aa at around 40 fps at 1024x768. so, I don't think the 5670 will perform good enough for that resolution. I'd go with a 5770 and then get a 6770 when it comes out... (if ati continues it's naming and upgrading cycle the 6770 should be in the range of ~200 and it ought to be just below the 5870.)
 
The HD5770 is certainly a better choice for your resolution but you would also certainly need a new power supply to handle that card. Honestly the HD5670 might be pushing it a little as it is.
BTW the HD5670 does need a 12v rail it just doesn't need an external power connector because it uses less than 75w and the PCIE slot itself can supply that much power. The +12v rail is used to power almost all the major components of the computer including the CPU. Power = Voltage x Current so the 17 amps on your +12v rail translates into only total 204w which is quite low.
If you are going to have the money any time soon for both the HD5770 and a new PSU then return the HD5670 I guess. It will be passable at your resolution but not very good really.
 

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... *slaps self*..
i think ill just wait for the 6xxx series and bulldozer cpu to come out.. 5670 until then :( coz i cant buy the PSU AND spend extra money on 5770.

Thank you guys
 

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and martin, when i saw ur pc's components on ur sig, i thought this is a perfect cost/performance PC! ( except the 965, make it a 955 :p )
 

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