Thinking of getting a 5850

thehellwas that

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hi ive been thinking about getting a 5850 but am not sure haha. im gonna be doin gaming at a res of 1920x1080. here is my cpu mobo and psu

cpu 550BE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680

mobo gigabyte 790gx ddr2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128384

memory is g. skill ddr2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

psu is corsair 650tx

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650tx

ive been looking up cards like crazy i saw that newegg is selling 4850's for 99 i might go with 2 of those or maybe a 4890. idk if theres gonna be any issues of bottlenecking with me getting a 5850. thx for the help!
im also gonna be running on vista 64bit if that matters
 
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I think you should look at this:

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_radeon_hd_5850_performance_preview/
page19.asp

5850 OC capable of producing stock 5870 #'s. With volts you will be able to OC more as stated by ASUS. Keep in mind 5870 beats 4870x2 in majority of benchmarks and with far less heat and power consumption. I bought a 5850 for those reasons among others.

btw i have the same PS as you :pt1cable:

macelo

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I think you should look at this:

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_radeon_hd_5850_performance_preview/
page19.asp

5850 OC capable of producing stock 5870 #'s. With volts you will be able to OC more as stated by ASUS. Keep in mind 5870 beats 4870x2 in majority of benchmarks and with far less heat and power consumption. I bought a 5850 for those reasons among others.

btw i have the same PS as you :pt1cable:
 
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