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Fanboys fight


I have a MAX of $200 to spend on a Video Card. Saving more isn't an option because I really don't want to spend that much on aftermarket computer hardware.

I have always been an NVIDIA fan, but I hear these 4850's are doing amazing stuff in my budget.

I read reviews and they all show the 9800GTX besting the 4850...
oh and my 580W PSU only has 4 pin cables, and Im guessing they aren't for PCIe, am I F'ed?


Advice needed
Edited by Grizzly Adams - 7/3/08 at 3:06pm
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post #2 of 11
4850 is your best bet, and i'm not a fanboy of either, i've used two ati cards and two nvidias. I'll be going ATI next because of this battle for the 200 price range.
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post #3 of 11
Yeah with that budget your best option is the 4850. If you REALLY wanted Nvidia you could go with a 9800GTX or 9800GTX+ model.
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Yeah, HD4850 is the best one.
    
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post #5 of 11
G92 8800 has my vote. or the 9800GTX.
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Quote:
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G92 8800 has my vote. or the 9800GTX.
Nvidia Fanboy much?
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post #7 of 11
God I can't believe I'm saying this but I agree with these guys. You wanna go ATI. For the price that card is where its at right now. Man I died a little inside saying that. I've been an Nvidia fanboy for EVER
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post #8 of 11
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another interesting thing about ATI was the DirectX 10.1 support, that's what peaked my interest in the first place.

An ATI card on and nForce mobo....
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post #9 of 11
ATI has the edge over Nvidia right now. You can't deny the truth.
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post #10 of 11
HD4850 definitely. With my sig rig, i previously had a X1900XT, and my 3D mark was 5900. When i swapped that out for the HD4850, I scored 10200. Definitely get an HD4850.
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