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GPU question...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by stefanels, May 24, 2009.

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Best GPU...

Poll closed May 30, 2009.
  1. MSI GTX275 OC

    34.6%
  2. Asus HD4890 TOP

    46.2%
  3. Sapphire HD4850X2

    19.2%
  1. stefanels

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    I just did a configuration for a good fella and i wondering about the GPU that will go in his rig...
    I have 3 options here:
    1. MSI GTX275 OC 896MB 448-bit
    2. Asus HD4890 TOP 1024Mb 256-bit
    3. Sapphire HD4850X2 2048Mb 2x256-bit

    The prices is the same aprox. 300 USD... so the price tag is not an issue...

    The rest of the hardware it will be:
    1. CPU - AMD Phenom II X3 720
    2. MB - Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P AM3
    3. Mem - Corsair 2x2Gb DDR3 1333Mhz Cl9
    4. HDD - WD 1Tb Caviar Green sata2 32Mb
    5. Case - Cooler Master CM 690
    6. PSU - Cooler Master Real Power M620 - 620W
    7. Optical - LiteOn DH-4O1S-11C BluRay
    8. LCD - Samsung 2233SN 22" FullHD
    9. Mouse + KeyB - Logitech Pro 2800 Cordless Desktop

    I personally would go with the 4850X2... So tell me what you think... THANKS
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2009
  2. AboAl3meer KG21

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    the 4850x2 for sure but if i was u im gona take the EVGA GTX285 FTW Only 390$ On Newegg.com
     
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  3. stefanels

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    I think 300 bucks is enough for a videocard and BTW it's not for me.... and if you really OC the GTX275 pretty well i think it would compete with the GTX285 :D
     
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    i would go the 275 personaly, less drama with crossfire.

    but then again i do prefer nvidia over ati but im not a fanboy ^^
     
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    GTX 275...best deal
     
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    +1
     
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    Get the 275. And get an ASUS 750A board with it for SLI ;)
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I would get the 275. The 4850x2 apparantly has lackluster driver support and the 4890 is a deactivated item :p
     
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    Nah the 4850X2 has great driver support, but the 275 is a stronger single GPU.
     
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    I woul get that gtx 275 because it has better cooler than reference, is oc;overall is a better deal than other two cards that you mentioned.
     
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    I don't have that with either of my 2 WD10EADS drives. That being said, it's an excellent efficient, cool, quiet drive to use for storage. I wouldn't recommend it for use as a main OS drive due to its slower speeds and 5400rpm. For an OS drive, I suggest the WD1001FALS.

    As for the video card, I think the GTX 275 and ASUS 4890 TOP are the best bang for the buck.
     
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    I would suggest something different:

    1x ATI 4770

    Why? Low power, quiet, probably enough power for a 1920x1080 screen for most situations. You save him $200 right there.

    And if he ISNT satisfied with the performance, then you can CF to a second 4770 and still be cheaper and lower power than the other options you proposed while offering outstanding performance.

    If the user was 1920x1200 or higher, then I would go > 1GB memory on the GPU and would drop the 4770s. I might even prefer a GTX 260/216/55nm 1700MB over the GTX275 OC 896MB. While the GTX 275 is faster in most games/resolutions, above 1920x1200 it will be memory starved, and the 1700MB GTX260 will offer smoother gameplay for a cheaper price.
     
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    Thanks alot guys for the quick answers & suggestions, and after doing some researches i think the GPU would be the MSI GTX275 OC, but i'm unsusre with the HDD, please post some suggestions/opinnions... Thanks again :D
     
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    Spinpoint F1:)
    many many many good reviews;)
     
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    they are great hardrives... but if youre going gigabyte motherboard read this thread first:
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=93194

    I got one for a build i did on a P53/G31 motherboard gigabyte and went through 3 brand new Samsung F1's breaking them becuase of some bios recovery data that they write to the drive when you put it in that de-initialises the drive making it read on 32mb out of the 1terrabyte
     
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    If you're looking for an OS drive, I recommend the Western Digital 640GB Caviar Black WD6401AALS.

    If you must get a 1TB, then go with the WD 1TB Black WD1001FALS.
     
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  18. stefanels

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    Thanks... i have the WD 1TB Black WD1001FALS and it's a good hardrive indeed...
     
  19. lemonadesoda

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    Ref my earlier post #7, go WD black not green.

    Oh, and enjoy the GTX275!
     
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    i say ASUS 4890 look great as single card and you have cool options in crossfire in the future , as like you can add an 4850 1G and you pass GTX 285 performance
     

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