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Old 26th March 2010, 09:56   #1
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Anyways my build is done basically but i don't know if i should stay with the factory heat sink on my phenom 965 or buy a new one, there seems to allot of mixed reviews saying the stock heat sink is "high Quality" and others saying "Complete crap"

Also between a Radeon 5770 and Radeon 4870 Graphics Card which is better? Will the drivers in the 5770 catch up to the 4870? because that's what allot of people are saying that the 4870 is better due to it's drivers!

OKIES! im done ranting!!!
 
Old 26th March 2010, 10:28   #2
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there seems to allot of mixed reviews saying the stock heat sink is "high Quality" and others saying "Complete crap"
1) are you running your CPU at stock speed?
2) is the CPU cooler noisy?

if you answered 1) yes and 2) no. Then that's end of discussion
if you answered 1) yes but 2) yes; look for a third party compact and affordable heatsink with 120mm fan for lower noise. (price rang $20-$30)
if you answered 1) no and 2) yes. Check out top end heatsinks for S775/S1156/S1366, most of them fit AM2/AM3 too. (price rang $40-$70)

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between a Radeon 5770 and Radeon 4870 Graphics Card which is better? Will the drivers in the 5770 catch up to the 4870?
Ranking goes like this, slow to fast
- Radeon 4870 512Mb
- Radeon 5770
- Radeon 4870 1024Mb

if you are buying NEW, there's no reason to buy an old generation product. Go for 5770. If you can get a good deal for 4870, you won't regret it;
overall difference in performance between those cards is only measurable in benchmarks; two systems next to each other, one with 5770 other with 4870, you'd never know which one is which
basically HD 5770 is 4870 with DX11/Eyefinity
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Old 26th March 2010, 10:51   #3
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Best answer ever, well off to go and buy a new heat sink! Dam over clocking

Love your guys reviews keep it up. Also thanks for the help

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1) are you running your CPU at stock speed?
2) is the CPU cooler noisy?

if you answered 1) yes and 2) no. Then that's end of discussion
if you answered 1) yes but 2) yes; look for a third party compact and affordable heatsink with 120mm fan for lower noise. (price rang $20-$30)
if you answered 1) no and 2) yes. Check out top end heatsinks for S775/S1156/S1366, most of them fit AM2/AM3 too. (price rang $40-$70)



Ranking goes like this, slow to fast
- Radeon 4870 512Mb
- Radeon 5770
- Radeon 4870 1024Mb

if you are buying NEW, there's no reason to buy an old generation product. Go for 5770. If you can get a good deal for 4870, you won't regret it;
overall difference in performance between those cards is only measurable in benchmarks; two systems next to each other, one with 5770 other with 4870, you'd never know which one is which
basically HD 5770 is 4870 with DX11/Eyefinity
 
Old 26th March 2010, 11:34   #4
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Another Canadian on the boards, good to see...welcome

Since you're located in Canada I would look at NCIX.com for your toys, they will price match basically anything so long as the item you are price matching shows in shock.

I would use www.shopbot.ca and/or pricebat.ca and see if the item you want to purchase from them is cheaper somewhere else, for a couple new build it can save you some nice $$ and really the money is better in your pocket anyway right?

Have a good one....eh

If you have any Q's about NCIX or anything feel free to pop me a pm. I dont post a ton but normally check the boards daily!

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Thanks, i already bought most of my parts off of NCIX since there Burnaby store is close to me. Didn't know about shopbot, thanks for that

Cdn For The Win ahaha

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