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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
3D mark means nothing, its not a game
Which is why I said who cares Regardless, we are all using the CD drivers - which... I never did before! Once they mature, performance can only get better.

As for will it fit, the card really isn't that long. If you have 4-6 inches to spare with your 8600GTS, I highly doubt you will have any problem.
post #12 of 20
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Which is why I said who cares Regardless, we are all using the CD drivers - which... I never did before! Once they mature, performance can only get better.

As for will it fit, the card really isn't that long. If you have 4-6 inches to spare with your 8600GTS, I highly doubt you will have any problem.
LOL we? you include me in your gang without asking? lol....

anyways i never use the CD that comes with the GFX.
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post #13 of 20
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LOL we? you include me in your gang without asking? lol....

anyways i never use the CD that comes with the GFX.
Wait, ATI released drivers for the 4000 series? I thought only the hotfix was released?

I don't use the CD either, but I didn't have a choice!
post #14 of 20
The 4850 should fit fine. And i think its worth every penny!
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post #15 of 20
Well the 4850 is the exact same size as my old 3870 and really, it's not much bigger then that 8600, so yeah it'll fit. Trust me, you'll love the performance.
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the 4850 is like 5 8600GTS
Haha around that yeah.
 
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Alright, thank you all! I'm certain that I'll try and get a hold of a 4850 by mid July.
    
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post #18 of 20
Get the 4850. It is way better than a 8600GTS. There is no comparison. I switched from a 8600GT to a 4850 and it was like night vs day.
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Alright, now my question is... which one should I get? I'd prefer the most inexpensive choices, but I don't know my ATI brands very well. I know Visontek has a lifetime warranty, but is it worth the extra $20-$30? I do intend to keep using this card for a great while. HERE are my choices, but if there is another site with better prices I'll buy from there.
    
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Alright, now my question is... which one should I get? I'd prefer the most inexpensive choices, but I don't know my ATI brands very well. I know Visontek has a lifetime warranty, but is it worth the extra $20-$30? I do intend to keep using this card for a great while. HERE are my choices, but if there is another site with better prices I'll buy from there.
Get the Asus, so you can have dynamic fan control.
Asus has a hand little tool for the card that allows for fan control.
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