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Ok, so Christmas rolled around, and scheme as a schemer might, I convinced all of my loved ones to join forced like Voltron and get me a gift that doesn't suck. This lead to the EP45-UD3P, Xigmatek cooler, 950w PSU, the sweet case (which is about the same size and flow as an Antec 1200) and a 4850 512mb.

I've been happy with the results, but the 4850 just got RMA'ed due to constant artifacting. I paid $150 for the 4850 and realize now, I could get a 4870 512 or a GTX260-192 for only $175 or so with the blessing of NewEgg and a $10 off promo code.

Which leaves me at this dilemma -I had to push to get the extra $25~35 to even get above the 4850 but I have a 1920x1080 native resolution and I realize I should be getting the 4870 1gb or the GTX260-216 -either of which are $50 out of my price range.

So, what should I get?

Even if it's not the cards listed, I'm interested to hear ideas.

I play CoD4, CoDWaW, Crysis, Left4Dead, Spore and a few others.
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get a 4870 1gb, IMO its the better option
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i would go with the 4870, can your budget stretch to the 1GB model??

and have you thought of a second 4850 if your current one is fine when you get it back?
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i would go with the 4870, can your budget stretch to the 1GB model??

and have you thought of a second 4850 if your current one is fine when you get it back?
The most I can spend upfront if about $200, even scraping all the money I have together. Putting me a bit shy of the 1gb model.

You think a 4850 CF solution would handle my resolution well enough?
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post #5 of 9
I say 4870 512mb
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I only have 512 MB of video memory and a 24" screen, but the only game that requires more than 512 MB is GTA IV. I play all of the games you mentioned maxed (except for Crysis, obviously) just fine, but it won't be too long until the 1 GB video cards will be necessary to play games on our 22" and 24" monitors. It depends on how long you expect it will be until you will upgrade your video card. If soon, then stick with the 512, if not for a while, then the 1GB.
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seriously dude, push that tiny little bit extra for the 1gb model of the 4870, games like crysis and far cry 2 will use that extra 512mb,
the price difference is virtually nothing too
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seriously dude, push that tiny little bit extra for the 1gb model of the 4870, games like crysis and far cry 2 will use that extra 512mb,
the price difference is virtually nothing too
but 2 4850's in crossfire are better for 1920x1200, although the 512mb 4870 is capable.
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post #9 of 9
yes if his one is ok go ahead and get another 4850
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