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SFF rig graphics card

By LXIX
Feb 25, 2010
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  1. Hey I'm in serious need of a graphics card upgrade, (mine is 4 years old). Looking to gather some opinions on what would be the best graphics solution to fit in my SFF setup. The case I'm using is a Lian Li v351. I need a card that can fit & it would probably be good if it didn't generate insane ammounts of heat (like an hd 4870).

    Right now I'm looking at either a HD 4890 or a HD 5770. I hear the HD 4890 is better & cheaper but the HD 5770 uses less energy/ less heat & is smaller. (also has new DX 11 support if that counts for anything.)

    Any input appreciated thanks.
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    My personal take is that DX11 wouldn't really be needed for a long while.

    I even put my money on it: I bought meself a new GTX260 not too long ago....

    Also, if you were worried about insane amounts of heat, get a dual slot card, which would exhaust hot air straight out of the case, instead of letting it recirculate into the CPU or something....
  3. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181


    I didn't even know there were single slot versions of either of those cards...
  4. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    oh nvm i figured it out, 2 5670's fit awesome in there.
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