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It's time for xfire since Metro 2033 won't run completely smooth maxed out (seems poorly optimized, nice graphics though). So, I need a 4890 :) Almost any good brand will do (so no xfx :laugh:).
Thanks!

EDIT: Mmmm, I guess I forgot to put a detail in here. I want used cards only. I'm not looking to stick a new card in my aging system even if it's only a little more in cost. It's just past the limit and what it's worth to me.
 
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No one upgrading to 5850 or 5870? :(
 

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Was not XFX a joke? Cuz this guys got a ton of them:laugh:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1504980
Semi joke. They pissed me off with the 7900GTs (kept shipping defective samsung memory ones for several months and continued to ship them as RMA replacements).

Plus, they made that non reference, ultra cheap components, POS 4890. It couldn't overclock at all and would likely fail really fast. They deserve nothing.

I think that's the PCB rev with the bad batch. Probably why he has tons of them. Saw lots of threads and people showing really low benchmarks. The cards didn't even perform correctly.
 

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Good move on price/performance. There are a few floating around on [H].
 
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well i got one for sale right on these forum refrence design. brand enew from rma trested for 2 hrs only. $155 shipped
 
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well i got one for sale right on these forum refrence design. brand enew from rma trested for 2 hrs only. $155 shipped
He is a good trader. It was a pleasure trading with ya man. :toast:
 
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He is a good trader. It was a pleasure trading with ya man. :toast:
*looks at user name* You're such a nerd! :laugh: (unless it's not referencing the techie things that have been called that :p)

Thanks for the feedback.
 
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*looks at user name* You're such a nerd! :laugh: (unless it's not referencing the techie things that have been called that :p)

Thanks for the feedback.
I was actually talking about overclocking101 but I have traded with you before too. :laugh:

I have traded with the majority of the traders on TPU actually. I don't usually exchange heatware unless the other person wants too. :)
 
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I was actually talking about overclocking101 but I have traded with you before too. :laugh:

I have traded with the majority of the traders on TPU actually. I don't usually exchange heatware unless the other person wants too. :)
Haha, my memory is :nutkick: I figured you were talking about him. It's good to have feedback on both sides :)
 

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Hey, you can buy a brand new XFX with double lifetime warranty for $209 which is probably the smartest thing to do since I just bought the Sapphire from overclocking101.:nutkick:
 
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Hey, you can buy a brand new XFX with double lifetime warranty for $209 which is probably the smartest thing to do since I just bought the Sapphire from overclocking101.:nutkick:
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hehe...now I'm kind of looking for another one too, although I won't be able to afford it for a few weeks. I don't really need 2 for socket 939, but I can always use them in another system later. :toast:
 
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hehe...now I'm kind of looking for another one too, although I won't be able to afford it for a few weeks. I don't really need 2 for socket 939, but I can always use them in another system later. :toast:
If the clock is high enough (2.9 isn't bad), then perf will be pretty good.

Have you see the metro 2033 CPU reviews? It only uses 2 cores and it doesn't matter if they're 2.0 or 3.6. The FPS is identical. That's crazy.
Bad Company 2 is a joke. Typical EA crap. It needs quad core, that's absurd. It doesn't even look good.
 
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:( *wants to game*
 
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If the clock is high enough (2.9 isn't bad), then perf will be pretty good.

Have you see the metro 2033 CPU reviews? It only uses 2 cores and it doesn't matter if they're 2.0 or 3.6. The FPS is identical. That's crazy.
Bad Company 2 is a joke. Typical EA crap. It needs quad core, that's absurd. It doesn't even look good.
BC2 runs pretty good at 16 x 10 with my 720BE + 4670 on all medium settings, get about 50FPS. The 720 is not running at 100% at all. So I guess a better card would do even better.

Another thought, why not sell ur 4890 and get a 5850 (or even 2 x 5770?) or something like that? Will it still be a weak one for the game you are trying to play?

just my 2 cents.
 
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Cooling Mugen 2 rev B push/pull - Hyper 212+ push/pull - Hyper 212+
Memory 16GB Gskill - 8GB Gskill - 16GB Ballistix 1.35v
Video Card(s) Xfire OCed 7950s - Powercolor 290x - Oced Zotac 980Ti AMP! (also have two 7870s)
Storage Crucial 250GB SSD, Kingston 3K 120GB, Sammy 1TB, various WDs, 13TB (actual capactity) NAS with WDs
Display(s) X-star 27" 1440 - Auria 27" 1440 - BenQ 24" 1080 - Acer 23" 1080
Case Lian Li open bench - Fractal Design ARC - Thermaltake Cube (still have HAF 932 and more ARCs)
Audio Device(s) Titanium HD - Onkyo HT-RC360 Receiver - BIC America custom 5.1 set up (and extra Klipsch sub)
Power Supply Corsair 850W V2 - EVGA 1000 G2 - Seasonic 500 and 600W units (dead 750W needs RMA lol)
Mouse Logitech G5 - Sentey Revolution Pro - Sentey Lumenata Pro - multiple wireless logitechs
Keyboard Logitech G11s - Thermaltake Challenger
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#22
BC2 runs pretty good at 16 x 10 with my 720BE + 4670 on all medium settings, get about 50FPS. The 720 is not running at 100% at all. So I guess a better card would do even better.

Another thought, why not sell ur 4890 and get a 5850 (or even 2 x 5770?) or something like that? Will it still be a weak one for the game you are trying to play?

just my 2 cents.
I'm not downgrading to a 5770 haha. xfire doesn't always work so then games would be unplayable. 5850 would still be too slow.
 

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#23
man, I just got so lucky and found another cheap 4890 1GB, xfx this time, on ebay for $160 shipped(almost as cheap as the other one) and I bought it too, sorry.:nutkick:
You'll find one soon. I'll keep my eyes open for you since I have been having good luck with that and I don't need any more.:roll:
EDIT: look here is not too bad of a deal. http://cgi.ebay.com/XFX-ATI-Radeon-...emQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item3efe769422
 
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Cooling Mugen 2 rev B push/pull - Hyper 212+ push/pull - Hyper 212+
Memory 16GB Gskill - 8GB Gskill - 16GB Ballistix 1.35v
Video Card(s) Xfire OCed 7950s - Powercolor 290x - Oced Zotac 980Ti AMP! (also have two 7870s)
Storage Crucial 250GB SSD, Kingston 3K 120GB, Sammy 1TB, various WDs, 13TB (actual capactity) NAS with WDs
Display(s) X-star 27" 1440 - Auria 27" 1440 - BenQ 24" 1080 - Acer 23" 1080
Case Lian Li open bench - Fractal Design ARC - Thermaltake Cube (still have HAF 932 and more ARCs)
Audio Device(s) Titanium HD - Onkyo HT-RC360 Receiver - BIC America custom 5.1 set up (and extra Klipsch sub)
Power Supply Corsair 850W V2 - EVGA 1000 G2 - Seasonic 500 and 600W units (dead 750W needs RMA lol)
Mouse Logitech G5 - Sentey Revolution Pro - Sentey Lumenata Pro - multiple wireless logitechs
Keyboard Logitech G11s - Thermaltake Challenger
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#24
Don't let me blow a bunch of money on more car mods....sell me a card to keep me busy!
 

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#25
You could probably get that xfx for $150. I just paid $145(sapphire) and $155(xfx) for the two I bought. You might get lucky and find one cheaper I suppose. Good luck, I'll keep looking for you.
 
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