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i usually scour the ForSale section for used videocards because they have the shortest economic life of any PC component IMO, (similar to buying a brand new car vs 3-year-lease returns/auctions) but i think i may just work a couple of extra shifts to get the 4870, granted it performs at least 20% better than the 4850's (33% cheaper)

PS: i already traded one of my 3870's away if some of you observant type see that i have no room for the upgrade, and i plan on selling my M2R32-MVP when i get it back from RMA so a cpu upgrade is in order to stop the Bottlenecking-Action that is my 3600+
    
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Newegg is cool so yeah.
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post #43 of 45
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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.
So, how's the NVIDIA koolaid?
 
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Originally Posted by MaddenModer View Post
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.
ummm. i hope you do know that the 4850 owns the 8800GT and even the 8800GTS, and 9800GTX. Why do you think Nvidia is making the 9800GTX+
    
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post #45 of 45
The hot dog was left on the barbecue long enough.
Put the insults to rest!
    
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