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Help me choose a video card from Egg, quick

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by suraswami, Oct 1, 2008.

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Which video card should I buy

Poll closed Oct 3, 2008.
  1. Sapphire 4850

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. Gigabyte 4850

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. EVGA 9800GT

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    25.0%
  4. MSI 9800GT

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    0.0%
  1. suraswami

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    Sapphire 4850 for sure!

    4850 blows away the 9800gt...

    If you were to get a 9800gt though, I would get the MSI if you have good ventilation, if not get the EVGA.
     
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    4850 atm quick lol
     
  4. suraswami

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    And oh I am always fan out exhaust type dual-slot coolers to keep other things cool inside. My case is going to be Ultra Maximus which is decent for good air flow.
     
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    which one?
     
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    Well, you can scratch the 9800gt's
     
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    i would go with the gigabyte better cooler too
     
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    something to keep a eye on, i had a asus 8800gt with the similar cooler, i couldnt set the fan speed so i returned it
     
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    I am going to run the card with an Atlon X2 5600 Windsor @3.3. Will that be a problem? Or should I just go with 3870?
     
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    I would get a 4850 if you aren't strapped for cash... otherwise a 9800GT.
     
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    u might have a little bottleneck but u should be fine, or 2 3870 in cf
     
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    No problem at all. Any bottlenecking will be minimal at best. Have fun toying around!
     
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    what mobo u going with
     
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    Eh I dunno man, that new sapphire cooler is a lot better than it looks....

    On top of that sapphire cards are elite! Plus can't beat the warranty *lifetime*
     
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    gigabyte has a copper heatsink, to sapphires aluminum
     
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    I would go with the gigabyte 4850. Pretty good deal with free shipping and MIR.
     
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    brooks whats the highest o.c u got your black edition too
     
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    The highest stable OC I can get is 3.1 ghz. I can get it up 3.2 ghz but it won't make a full 3dmark run.

    I prefer to keep it at 3.0 ghz though so I can keep it at stock volts.
     
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    You serious about lifetime warranty from sapphire? I didn't see on their website or on egg. Can you please post the link.

    How about customer response when you try to call for RMA not like Asus right you will be on hold for 3 days no one will answer?
     
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    The story is my wife's AGP machine (on my system specs) broke and I have to build her a complete new one.

    I am going to use my spare Abit AN52 board + my test machines X2 5600 and newly bought Kingston 4GB ram for $50 AR. Might buy a new WD 400 G SATA too as she is running out of space on her 200G. I am trying to keep the total cost under $300.

    WD - $68 including tax at MC
    Kingston $50 AR and taxes
    VC - $165 AR and taxes

    total $283 close.

    Have Ultra 600W X pro fresh from RMA.
     
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    Is the EVGA 9800GT not good? Its a dual slot cooler and I can save about $50? I am seeing only a 10% performance difference between this and 4850 (4850 is greater on most).
     
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    got a good batch i guess, got mine to 3.3ghz 1.6v
     
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    good point suraswami, 9800gt should serve u well, even with crysis
     
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    so should i save $50 and go with EVGA 9800GT?
     
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    up to u, u gotta look at a few factors 4850 runs hot but surpasses the 9800gt. so my moneys on the 4850
     

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