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Upgrading graphics from ati 4350

By SgtBlades ยท 7 replies
Apr 10, 2010
  1. I've been wanting to upgrade my graphics card for some time now. I first looked into the Ati 4850. Looks great. Then the 5770 released and I chose that over the 4850. Now, Nvidia has released their new fermi cards and I keep reading bout the majority of the remaining 400s releasing during the summer.

    Current specs:
    Mobo: Dell 0R849J (Bios A03)
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 (2.6ghz no oc capabilities due to mobo)
    RAM: 4x1g samsung m378b2873eh1-cf8
    Graphics: Ati Radeon HD 4350
    PSU: Delta 350w

    I've already got a psu chosen I just don't want to buy it without a real need for it (new graphics card). Chosen psu: Corsair TX750
    Got bout $200 to spend on a new graphics card.

    So wait or go ahead with the 5770? Also, if anyone got a better suggestion than the 5770 please say so.
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Why don't you get the Corsair 650TX + Radeon HD 5830. A better combination in my opinion.

    This card looks really good: POWERCOLOR Radeon HD 5830 1GB
  3. SgtBlades

    SgtBlades TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +18

    The XFX HD 5770 has a Lifetime limited Warranty while the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5770 only has a 2 year Warranty. i always go with Lifetime limited Warranty
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    there is about a 17% performance gap between the 5830 and the 5770, it costs about $60.00 for the 17%.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    The corsair 550w is probably around $70 now, that saves maybe $20. If you still don't have the money for a 5830, I suggest you wait a little bit until you do, the performance is worth it imo.
  7. SgtBlades

    SgtBlades TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I'm definitely waiting till about middle of May. I might go with the 5830 now but what's the size (I have a small case) and does it cool well with it's own cooling system?
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    imo opinion i say grab the 4890 and say the corsair 650 psu great combo also the 4890 can be overclocked like crazy and it as fast as the 5830. also the 5830 is the same length as the 5870 which is dumb and also about 11 inch long
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