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Is GIGABYTE 4850 ZALMAN FAN edition worthy?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by theorw, May 7, 2009.

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    I was planning to go xfire and i though i d look ahead and instead of buying aftermarket cooler for my next 4850 i d buy one with a quality cooler preinstalled.So what does everyone think about this card or any other with some nice cooling for around 120 euros.???
    Any reviews would be great cos i searched but didnt find any...

    And i d like reference design if possible cos voltmod is guaranted;);)
     
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    that zalman on 4850 cools good but is a litle noisy .
    why not buy an 4770 ?
     
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    Cos i already have a 4850 @815/1170;)
    And i was hoping to have another one to keep it company!!:laugh:
    So any more suggestions??
     
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    In my eyes of buying a GPU, I always try to go with the most original design of a GPU with the tightest partners, ATI is number one on my list since their products are best in quality for obvious reasons, ensuring no regret. This also helps save money as going aftermarket is best as always. This is a good card, however you will go better with an aftermarket cooler.
     
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    I already own a Skythe mushasi so i know that aftermarket cooling's value.However i d like to have a card that owns a branded cooler that might be decent and afford some nice ocing!Thats all!
     
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    To be honest, that is not a bad card (either the 1Gig for 159.99 at the egg or the 512 for 119.99 at the egg) and the cooler will do well for the Core. However, you wont OC nearly as well or stable for that matter because the vrms, memory (somewhat) and the pwms arent really cooled at all. If you were to grab that card, Id get some either Enzotechs, zalmans or something along those lines to cool the ICs.

    Id go Asus or something like that or even PaLit
     

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