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This morning I purchased my computer configuration on newegg. I got a q6600, 4gb ram, a gigabyte ds3r, and an 8800gts. Then I go online and see some absolutely delicious HD 4850 reviews that were just released today....ARGH! Do you think it would be in my best interest to refund my 8800gts and get the HD 4850? If so, is that even possible on newegg? I'd appreciate any help!
    
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post #2 of 45
I would do so. I think you may be able to cancel your order depending on what step it is on.
    
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yes. newegg is very good about returns. they have sometimes charged me a restock fee, but I also think that was after I had made quite a few returns. the GTS is a great card, but the 4850 should be better once overclocked.
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This is all just so fustrating. Haha i waited 3 months, to build this for this exact reason, and it goes and happens on the day i buy. So far every benchmark has beaten the 9800gts, which beats the 8800gts g92. Unless there are any other reasons i can't see ill have to cancel my order/refund.
    
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the GTS is a great card, but the 4850 should be better once overclocked.
The 4850 is going to be better than any OCed GTS. Its been proven already.
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This is all just so fustrating. Haha i waited 3 months, to build this for this exact reason, and it goes and happens on the day i buy. So far every benchmark has beaten the 9800gts, which beats the 8800gts g92. Unless there are any other reasons i can't see ill have to cancel my order/refund.
I'd definitely cancel and re-order with the 4850.
Edited by McStuff - 6/19/08 at 3:29pm
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Just cancel it immediately, I accidently put in my sister's wrong 3 digit code for her MicroSD card and canceled it and it went well. Just took a while, even though its sort of a different situation for you.
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Originally Posted by dralb View Post
the GTS is a great card, but the 4850 should be better once overclocked.
So the GTS can't overclock?

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The 4850 is going to be better than any OCed GTS. Its been proven already.
I believe this is correct though.
    
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post #9 of 45
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I'd definitely cancel and re-order with the 4870.
Kinda hard to do that since the card isn't even out yet.

I think you meant the 4850.
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post #10 of 45
If you buy the 4850, you are an idiot. 4850=8800GT or worse. 4850 is a good card only on paper. 8800s still beat the hell out of ATI hands down in games. BTW, 4850 is running 60c on idle, you definitely needs a better cooler and that is extra money there you have spend. You made the right choice by getting the Nvidia card. For 200+money for cooler, you can have bought a overclocked 9800GTX.
Edited by MaddenModer - 6/19/08 at 3:31pm
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