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post #11 of 22
get the 4850 for 150$ after MIR it has the same performance like a 9800GTX and should be able to max out all games on that 22" screen
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post #12 of 22
The 4850 can only get better.
The 9800GTX is as good as it will ever be, and as of now, the two are roughly the same in performance, with the 4850 leading it overall by about 5%.

My vote goes for spending your $250 on a 4850 and a DuOrb, I can tell you from experience that this card is spectacular, and with the DuOrb it runs (in a very cramped and low airflow case) at 35degrees idle and no more than 45 under full load... once ATI Tool or ATI Tray Tools comes out with a patch that supports this, the overclocking is going to be crazy.
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post #13 of 22
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Everything seems to be pointing to my new ATI card.

But now my only concern is Warranty. EVGA has a life time warranty that's supports OCing. What would the best warranty for ATI. I herd Vistiontech has a lifetime warranty but do they support OCing on their cards?
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post #14 of 22
if you have the cash go for the latest and greatest GTX 260 it is a beast out performs a 4850HD and its only a couple of bucks more money i'm getting one I cannot wait
post #15 of 22
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Okay I just looked and I can afford the HD 4870 from Vision tek. Now my question is...is it worth 300$ and is vision tech warranty support OCing?
Edited by silverwing - 7/5/08 at 11:22am
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Does anyone know where I can find the size specs on these cards? I want to make sure they all fit.

And Rep+ for everyone who helped.
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post #17 of 22
i think it should fit your case since i have the same case but imo it will block one of the HD drive bays so as long as your hard drive not located right where the video card is you should be fine.
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post #18 of 22
Do you have Crossfire on that board if not you might as well stay with nvidia because the GTX 260 will out perform a HD4950 or what ever it is check google to back my case up

EDIT

You do have crossfire sorry stick with ATi
Edited by SickStew - 7/5/08 at 1:15pm
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Do you have Crossfire on that board if not you might as well stay with nvidia because the GTX 260 will out perform a HD4950 or what ever it is check google to back my case up
epic fail.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,1964-19.html

4870 beats the GTX260 overall at every resolution and screen size.
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post #20 of 22
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Okay I ordered the 4870 from visiontek. cant wait.
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