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Well my 4850 just dies and not really sure if i will make it work again because it gives artifacts in bios so my question is should i get the 4870X2 for 570$ CAN $. My initial plan was to upgrade to 5870 but thats didnt work out so is 4870X2 a card to get. I dont mid getting nvidia card or single 4870 but they are just to expensive here in canada. Also i am worried for GTX295 cause i really want to try that card but not sure if waiting withough a system is a good idea. Also my 4850 is a HIS and i dont have stock cooling any more. would it be possible if i get a new HIS 4850 and exchange coolers and get the broken one for warranty. Thnx for help.
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post #2 of 24
I have the HIS 4870x2 and i love it
post #3 of 24
Get the 4870 x2 but wait for awhile if you can (I know it's hard) but they might fall in price soon.
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RMA your 4850 and have HIS give you a new one, by getting a new stock cooler (much cheaper to do it that way)!
 
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
RMA your 4850 and have HIS give you a new one!
agreed.

Also, if you are looking, i have one for sale here
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post #6 of 24
4870X2 is amazing and if you have the cash.. go for it!
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post #7 of 24
Seconded on the RMA. It's not too hard, though you'll likely have to pay shipping.


And I would heartily recommend the HD 4870 X2, it crushes all my games including Crysis. And you can always sell the 4850 once it gets back from RMA

And I'm sure you can get a better deal than that on the card. Unless you have problems with buying used, I say you should watch Ebay.
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post #8 of 24
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A new HIS will be around 240$ CAN Shipped so when i sent the old one with new cooler if it works out i will have CF 4850 which is not bad.
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 12/20/08 at 8:47pm
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post #9 of 24
Just another opinion. I love mine.
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I know 4870X2 is good but if i go 4870X2 4850 will be a waist cause i cant RMA withough a stock cooler which i can only obtain from getting a new one.
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