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post #1 of 22
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Okay. So I have a decision to make. I have around $250 to spend on a upgrade for my computer. I have decided to make it a video card upgrade.

Now my question is this, what video card would be best upgrade for my computer. A HD4850 or a 9800GTX? Please take everything into account size,heat,warranty,OCability.
And if you have a better video card that I should know about, please list it.
Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 22
well you cant go wrong with either a 4850 or a 9800gtx. thers nothing those two cant max out atm. theyre both neck and neck in performance and now that the fan issue of the 4850 has been resolved either card is a great buy for around $170ish. but if you want to spend all of your money you can get GTX260 for around $259 on newegg after MIR.
    
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post #3 of 22
4850 and save them money to get another 4850
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by crowncobra View Post
4850 and save them money to get another 4850
hows he gona use that second 4850 with a pk5?

my vote 9800gtx+ ,reason,

the only thing i like about ati is that they make nvidia prices go down
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Thread Starter 
Interesting opinions and thanks for your feedback. Rep+ to all.

But keep those replies coming.
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post #6 of 22
My vote for the 4850, ATi drivers always give a big performance boost with each new one. Catalyst 8.7 or 8.8 and that thing will be smokin!
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4850
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post #8 of 22
4850 is $150 after rebate from some sites.
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post #9 of 22
The 4850 would be the best choice at the moment.
 
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post #10 of 22
4850's performance is better than 9800GTX but at a lower price and nvidia has to use 9800GTX+ to macth it so should go for 4850 as others said.
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