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Pretty nice price HD4870 1GB

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got the same card but 512mb model for $180 after MIR, great deal. card has a great cooler on it-- highly recommended.
 

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to bad mail in rebates are a joke
 

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and too bad the linky now shows $259 with a $10 rebate down to $249... boooooo...


I am thinking of putting two of those in my AM3 build... since hopefully the prices will drop when the RV790's come out
 

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Bummer When was it actually at the stated price??
 
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saw it last night ...listed as a 24 hour sale ....i almost got two of them ....i would of tried tri crossfireX ....4870X2 connected to 2 of these bad babies ....but I dont have enough case room ...as it is when I get the other 4870X2 I will have to get creative with the HD thats in the way..(4xHD in raid0)takes up a bit of room in a midtower ...I know I am going to end up switch two my full tower.
 

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I was thinking about a new case too. I think maybe a lian li full-atx case or a Silverstone.
 
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lol right now as it is I have three of the HD's in a cage in the 5.25 bays:(
 

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Lots of people report crashes with this card (specific to the sapphire version.)
 

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That's the card I have too. I agree with the cooler. It is excellent. With the fan turned to 65%, i never see temps above 50c.

Coolermaster has an awesome new case too. The 480 i think. Looks alot like a Silverstone or Lian Li but with more features.
 

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Lots of people report crashes with this card (specific to the sapphire version.)
That's interesting....i was having this happen to me yesterday. I attributed it to running F@Home. Haven't had any problems with it except for then.
 

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That's interesting....i was having this happen to me yesterday. I attributed it to running F@Home. Haven't had any problems with it except for then.
it has to do with a power saving feature when not in 3d. The constant switching from 2d clocks to 3d clocks eventually causes BSODs. I don't know much about it, but I'd find a sapphire forum and read up on the issue before purchasing this.
 

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interesting. Not the issue I was having though.
 

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interesting. Not the issue I was having though.
The issue doesn't seem to effect everyone, so I'm still thinking of getting it. I have an 8800GT and mainly play left4dead, but I installed world at war and started thinking of upgrading after seeing the performance was less than perfect...

How does the COD4 engine feel with this thing? And does the very cool temperatures allow for a lot of overclocking?
 
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