upgrading soon, what ATI 5000 series to get??

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dustyschaffner
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i might have an income soon and im going to use the money to upgrade, first thing on the list is a cooler master HAF 932, next is a video card...but which one? im looking in the mid to upper 5000 series, like 5670 and up and im looking to buy from XFX through newegg.

i have a 550w power supply and the 5770 says 450w minimum. and im going to be moving into an HAF 932, which has lots of fans, added to my two harddrives, 120mm cpu fan, 3 fan-fan controller, dvd ram drive, 3 pci cards and 95w CPU. would a 550w be enough for the 5770 with all of these acessories?

5670, 5770, 5850?

whats the best for me.

i will be happy with anything that is a huge step up from my little 9600 gso 580MHz core 500MHz DDR3

*EDIT* i wont have that much money (probly 200 usd) and i prefer to use my 6 pin power plug, i feel like it takes a bunch off my motherboard

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What resolution are you playing at?

dustyschaffner
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1440x900 75Hz

Hilmar
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Well im not sure if its 5770 or 58580, but its definetly not 5670.

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*EDIT* not sure why a blank comment came up by subscribing to my thread but ok

 

5770 is not badly priced, i actually think it went down pretty far, looks like im going to enjoy it alot.

any other input?

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I have been doing a ton of research lately on this exact topic. I have been waiting patiently for my money to get here, and when it does I'm ordering a totally new system. From all of the reading I have done in the past week or so it seems like the 5770 is probably the best bet all around. I found the XFX 5770 1gb was on sale at newegg for 159.99 with free shipping. It has fairly low power consumption, and only requires 1x6 pin power connector. For 159.99 you could buy two cards for 320 that can match or beat the newest most expensive singles cards, if you wanted to crossfire. Also the 5770 in a crossfire configuration will be cheaper and outperform a single 5870.

I personally will be purchasing a 5770 1gb juniper xt with the plan being to buy another one in a month or so.

Hopefully this helped and 1st post!

With a 550w psu and all of those accessories you may be cutting it a little close, but my guess(thats all it is) would be that it would be alright although crossfire might a be a problem with the same power supply. It may also depend on the quality of your PSU.