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    do u guys think i made a good decision in buying a gigabyte ati radeon 5830 card i wont be doing any gaming with it . but i wanted a good card for my computer

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    You could settle for HD 5770/5750 for much less money.
    Talking about the less lucky solutions, the Radeon HD 5830 has an unattractive price/performance ratio. Based on the Radeon HD 5870 design, this card is too long and hot and consumes too much power.
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    Was buying the HD 5830 worth it?

    It depends on what programs you run and what your total display resolution is.

    I do only light gaming and no graphically taxing fps. But I wanted a strong card. That is why I went HD 5770. I got my card for $92 total last week. Although the HD 5750 is a bit cheaper than the HD 5770, I wouldn't recommend it. The card is barely cheaper than the HD 5770 and offers almost no advantage for being inferior. I'd choose between the much weaker HD 5670 and the HD 5770.

    The HD 5830 is being phased out and compares unfavorably to the GTX 460 and the HD 6850, which are in its current price bracket. These two models perform better, are a bit less noisy, consume a bit less power, and run a bit cooler. The HD 6850 even has some better features than the HD 5830, which you may never use. If you were so inclined, you could probably sell your card on eBay, find a bargain on the weaker HD 5770 somewhere, and even come out even. :)

    On the other hand, if you don't want to go through the hassle of selling your card, then I would not feel remorse about having bought it, at all. You may be able to tell from both mine and Chike's suggestion that you have bought more performance than you probably will need. If you bought your card at a terrific price, then you should know that you are getting a high performance card that will allow you to expand your desktop by attaching up to 3 monitors to it, as long as one of the displays has a DisplayPort connector. And you never know. You may discover an interest in gaming after all. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    How much did you pay?
    i paid $248 for the card and$25 shipping so $273 all together. i can send her back to amazon .ca witch i probably will

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    Check out this list from Newegg-Canada for prices.
    Shipping charges range from $5 - $12 Canadian.

    The "Power Search" criteria used was:

    Memory Size[1GB ],Memory Size[2GB ],Memory Size[4GB ],GPU[Radeon HD 5850 ],GPU[Radeon HD 5870 ],Memory Size[1280MB ],GPU[Radeon HD 5970 ],GPU[Radeon HD 5830 ],Memory Size[1536MB ],GPU[GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) ],GPU[Radeon HD 6870 ],GPU[Radeon HD 6850 ],GPU[Radeon HD 6950 ],GPU[Radeon HD 6970 ], Product Type [Retail] returned 112 results

    This list does NOT include the lower priced GTX 460 768MB cards.

    Happy shopping!

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    Default Re: graphics card

    What is your price range? And what performance level were you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROSESTEEL View Post
    What is your price range? And what performance level were you looking for?
    something similar to a 9600 gt nvdia in the 100- 150 dollar range

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    The best card in the current $100-150 range is the HD 5770. It's a great card. If you shop around, you can find these cards closer to $100. Although I prefer the MSI and Asus aftermarket coolers, I went with the HIS IceQ because I found a great deal on it.

    You will see significant improvement in performance if you spend about $30-40 more on the HD 6850, which replaces the HD 5830, or the GTX 460 1GB (neither 768MB nor SE version). These two cards often feature Mail-in-Rebates, discounts, and other promotionals. Shop around for a card closest to $150.

    Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Video Cards & Video Devices,Desktop Graphics / Video Cards,Radeon HD 6000 series,Radeon HD 6850

    Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Video Cards & Video Devices,Desktop Graphics / Video Cards,GeForce GTX 400 series,GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi)

    The GTX 460 1GB probably is the stronger performing card than the HD 6850, but the HD 6850 has other useful features that also make it an attractive buy compared to the GTX 460.

    Incidentally, although it is difficult to compare performances of price brackets from different generations, I think the 9600 GT actually began selling at the $150-220 bracket, which is where the GTX 460 1GB and HD 6850 are selling at currently. These 2 cards actually began selling at a higher price point. It is the HD 5770 that actually began selling at the $150-220 range.

    :)
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    If you game at high resolutions or dx11 intensive games then go for th 1gb gtx460,if you game at lower res then go for the 5770,I only buy sapphire gpu's and have no issues
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