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#31 ProphetZero

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:14 AM

I got a question about my PC now. Here are my specs

Radeon HD 5770, AMD Athlon ll X3 455 Processor, Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and I use this TV- http://www.amazon.co...ils_o04_s00_i00

as a computer monitor. Oh and I also have 8 gigs of RAM. My problem is that I would like to use the speakers that are in my TV monitor for my sound through my PC instead of using my PC speakers. Any idea on how to do that?



#32 JBaz

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

If you can wait that long, otherwise just keep a keen eye out for gpu deals on slickdeals.net or setup a price alert on pcpartpicker on some of the cheap $50 cards.

Something to keep an eye on:

MSI HD 6570 1GB - $45 (Lowest $20 AR in July, 2012 @ newegg; $35 AR 2 weeks ago @ newegg)
Gigabyte HD 6670 1GB DDR3 - $57 (lowest $36 AR in Oct, 2012 @ microcenter)
Sapphire HD 6670 2GB DDR3 - $70 (lowest $40 AR in Nov, 2012 @ newegg)
MSI HD 6670 1GB DDR5 - $50 (lowest $45 in Nov, 2012 @ Frys)
MSI HD 6670 1GB DDR3 - $50

Just looking at the specs, I wouldn't hesitate to think the 6570 would be double, or a bit more, the performance of the 6450. It's 480 steam processors vs. 160, double the memory bandwidth (good for higher resolutions & texture fill rate) and they tend to be clocked a little bit higher. If you want to play it safe and be secure you are getting a good entry level gaming card, grab the 6670 when its on sale. Lowest it's been was $36.

Oh, here's an idea.. Why don't you upgrade your graphics card and then give your wife your 5770? Win win!

As for your TV question, you need to make sure you are using your HDMI port using an HDMI cable and then make sure that audio pass through in your AMD catalyst driver is properly set.
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#33 ProphetZero

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:12 AM

Hey these are all good for her PC right?

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649

#34 pacifickarma

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:27 AM

Might as well depending on the cost and if they work. I had to go ebay for the ram.


I have a 5770 in excellent condition if you're interested.

#35 ProphetZero

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

What's your price? Right now I'm looking at cards for under $40

#36 pacifickarma

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

What's your price? Right now I'm looking at cards for under $40


I could probably ship it to you for $50.

#37 ProphetZero

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:36 AM

Very tempting and I just might take that offer. First I need more info on your card though. Brand is a first so I can look it up also.