For some days now, I've decided to buy a new video card. So I've start looking on the internet for a good and not that expensive video card. After a few clicks and some advices from my friends, I've stopped on the ATI's 57xx series. At first I thought the 5750 will do the trick, and be the card that I needed; but then.. :) I've said to myself why not the 5770. I saw many good comments for it, and I've started comparing prices from different stores. I've found a the version from MSI at @100 euros, but i wasn't able to buy it, because they didn't had it in stock anymore, and i think, once they will receive it, they might raise the price.. (maybe it's just a marketing price, so they get some attention). The next cheapest 5770 was from HIS. Since now, I've never heard of this brand. The price for it it's around 145 euros. And the same card from Gigabyte is somewhere 160euros (but it looks better then the other ones)
So, my question would be.. how important is the brand? If i get the one from HIS, will i have trouble with it? Will i have to keep it in service half of the time? Is there a difference in performance? Why is so big the difference in price from brand to brand?
And if you know some sites that are selling video cards at reasonable prices in Europe, please send me a private message with them.
Looking foreword to your answers,