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New Video Card To Enhance My New Build

Post by 4hams on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:17 pm

Originally posted Sat Jan 16, 2010

He folks I recently finished a new build and most folks mentioned how silly my old 3870 looked in the new build.I am not a gamer so originally felt there was no need for a newer card. Well I got such a great deal through a friend that I had to jump at it. Here are some picks of the new card and computer.









I also upgraded my TV Tuner to a Hauppauge High performance PCI Express TV tuner plus Media center remote control kit as my old PCI Tuner card would not fit into the new configuration of the Motherboard.












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Post by timmiester on Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:05 pm

zero to 60 in 3.2seconds. Looks awesome 4Hams.
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Post by smduff on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:03 pm

Hey Joel have you played dirt 2 yet? Is it any good.
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Post by 4hams on Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:14 pm

Hi Steve i have not yet even downloaded it. I have a force feedback steering wheel that I use to use with Nascar racing 3 but that was about 9 years ago and the wheel will probably not even work with Win7.

i should check it out and see and if it does work I'll download the game but i am not going to try it with keyboard buttons...
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Re: New Video Card To Enhance My New Build

Post by smduff on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:36 am

Keyboard is the only way to go if you ask me on the PC I have 2 top of the line controllers here that I did reviews on but they just don't compare, I bought a second 5770 and it should be here tomorrow I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do paired up if they work as I hope they will I may just go for triple or quad crossfire with them. The single card is awesome and the graphics are just stunning when playing a DX11 game let me know what you think of Dirt2's graphics once you have it installed.
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Post by McstylisT on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:41 am

smduff wrote:Keyboard is the only way to go if you ask me on the PC I have 2 top of the line controllers here that I did reviews on but they just don't compare, I bought a second 5770 and it should be here tomorrow I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do paired up if they work as I hope they will I may just go for triple or quad crossfire with them. The single card is awesome and the graphics are just stunning when playing a DX11 game let me know what you think of Dirt2's graphics once you have it installed.

With all these good words around the place i think the 5770 has to be on my list now. :hahapirate: Any 1024MB card in the series will do me.

Since you've probably reviewed them SMD how much better over a 4870 are they in your opinion.

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Post by smduff on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:44 am

If your taking FPS about the same if your taking graphics being displayed the 5770 blows it out of the water if playing a DX11 game very nice cards they also run very cool or at least mine seems to compared to my 4850.
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Post by McstylisT on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:47 am

They also use very minimal power when idle. Which for most non gaming pc users is a great asset. Sounds like a well mixed up card. Let me see what i can get for my 4870 on fleebay.

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Post by smduff on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:51 am

Yeah I was quite surprised that they only require a six pin power connector when I first received mine seeing as how my 4850 needed a 8pin, I have been playing BF2 Bad company lately what a great game your going to love the card Craig if you get one or two.
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Post by McstylisT on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:55 am

Probably only the one SMD , as i have a PS3 and a Xbox360 for that now days. But want a good solid card to show best possible displays via HDMI on this 32" Panasonic screen. The 512mb current 4870 works but its pushing it on high res.

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Post by smduff on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:58 am

I would say the 5770 should clear that up then no problem.
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Post by McstylisT on Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:01 pm

smduff wrote:I would say the 5770 should clear that up then no problem.

Excellent to hear. :Thankyou:

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