There are other 5770 models around and that model I listed was one using a non-standard cooler. I chose that one mainly for the rebate since I knew the build was most likely going to go over your budget. Also, take most user-generated reviews with a giant grain of salt, people complain, often about silly things, far more than they praise. That said, here are some other 5770 options.SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770
- I think this one uses the standard stock cooler.HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB
- Stock cooling? I'm not sure. All of AMD/ATI's standard coolers cover the entire length of the card.GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
- This one does not use the standard cooler, but the cooling design should be more efficient than the Asus model.
If you're wanting a 6850, which is AMD's new mid-range card, you will most likely need to get a different case as the 6850 is about one inch longer than the 5770 and it will put you over your budget by an even greater amount. The main selling point of the Radeon 6850 is that it offers performance above the 5830 and sometimes the 5850, with a price point in between those two cards.SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB
- Due to the newness of the Radeon 6 line, almost all of the cards on the market use stock cooling.VisionTek 900339 Radeon HD 6850 1GBXFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB
With cases, shipping can be expensive, side windows or vents make it noisy, and aluminum cases are usually of higher quality. As for cases...Antec Three Hundred
- This case can hold a 5850 which is slightly larger than a 6850. As of this writing, there is free shipping on this case, which is hard to find on many cases since they cost so much to ship.COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
- This will barely hold a 5850 and you may need to move around your hard drive to get it to fit.COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP
- This is a full ATX tower which will easily hold any card you put in it, it will also cost much more.