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GTX 460 vs HD 5770

By Win7Dev
Dec 17, 2010
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  1. I am looking to get a dell xps 8100 with the following specs:

    core i7 880
    1 terabyte hard drive
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    6 gb 1333Mhz RAM
    Basic Keyboard (included)
    Laser Mouse (included)
    *Graphics Card*
    Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010

    I don't know a whole lot about ati graphics cards so I was looking for a little help on them. I do a lot of HD video editing and rendering. I will use Premiere Pro CS5 when I get my new computer. I will also take any suggestions for a graphics card. My goal is to spend under 1500 including tax. I realize that it may not be possible to spend that little for everything I want (so I may be willing to go over that price). I am wondering which graphics card is best for what I do (and yes I know the gtx 460 is not officially supported for CS5, I don't remember if the 5770 is either). I don't play many games. Please could someone tell me what is best?
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    That is rather expensive; you would be better off building your own at that price.
  3. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Posts: 378

    The Nvidia GTX is a better all around card. It takes the HD 5850 to beat the 460. But it is hard to compare the two when there is a 30-40% price difference. If you can get a GTX460 for the cost of an average HD 5770, jump on it.

    Also for video encoding the nvidia card paired with a program called Badaboom can't be beat in terms of speed
  4. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 356   +38

    I do realize that it is expensive, but after all my searching around I can get all of it for 1488 USD plus tax for everything I want, including office 2010. I don't think that its that overly priced when all I have to do is pay my money, wait a few days, and there it is. Thanks for giving me an idea of what the 460 compares to. That was really helpful.
  5. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 298

    As a test, I configured a more powerful system for less via Digital Storm's website. They have an A+ rating on the BBB and are currently offering a free 4 year warranty and CPU as well as video card overclock.

    EDIT: Oh, your bid from Dell included Office 2010? That build would be cheaper than Digital Storm's offer, then.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I would recommend this configuration instead from CyberPowerPC. You get a LOT more features and performance for the same price as the Dell PC.
  7. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 298

    Oh man, do not go with a Cyber Power PC.

    I purchased a $2,000 machine through that company and it was the poorest build quality I have ever seen. Their version of liquid cooling was held together via plastic zip ties, resulting in ridiculous amounts of condensation inside the PC.

    The case USB, SATA, etc ports were not hooked up. CyberPower had actually run the cables behind the mobo in such a manner that they would not even reach the front ports. Instead of fixing this, they apparently super glued the unplugged cables to the inside of the case in hopes that I would not notice.

    Warranty ... utterly pathetic and extremely deceiving. You get one year of free labor for which you have to pay shipping to and from California. That costs roughly $73 for a one way shipment if you live circa Kentucky or Indiana. Also, CyberPower's one year warranty on parts replacement is actually less than the manufacturer's warranty in many instances.

    I returned mine and lost $150 in shipping costs. Their Better Business Bureau rating is terrible in comparison to their competition. Long story short, never purchase a CyberPower PC.
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    My friends and I have had good experiences with CyberPowerPC; IMO they're usually fine.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    They have a BBB rating of B+, which doesn't seem too shabby IMHO.


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