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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810 (save one for me. )

$165 for a 512mb version with a decent-looking cooler, though it looks like most 4870s already have heatpipe coolers.

This should run fine on a TX650W (52A on +12V) and fit inside my case, right?
Edited by RefinedCausality77 - 12/22/08 at 9:56am
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Yup
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Get it cause the cooler is nice too.
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Spend an extra $50 and get a 1GB card, like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121291
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Get the 1gb version. Well worth it.
    
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Originally Posted by timw4mail View Post
Spend an extra $50 and get a 1GB card, like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121291
Then I might as well get a GTX 260 then. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130373

But I'd like to keep it under $200, so it's either a 4870 512 or a GTX 260.
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1gb is unnecessary, look at his monitor

Honestly, at that resolution a 4850 (which I happen to be selling, cough cough) would be more than sufficient. Put the extra money towards a new monitor or something

And overclock that cpu of yours!
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post #8 of 20
The 512Mb will be perfect for your resolution. No game will slow down that 4870. Also the GTX260 doesn't beat 4870 512 nor 4870 1GB.
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post #9 of 20
If you can afford it, the 1GB version would be a better choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102801

But 512 should be more than enough nonetheless.
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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
1gb is unnecessary, look at his monitor


Honestly, at that resolution a 4850 (which I happen to be selling, cough cough) would be more than sufficient. Put the extra money towards a new monitor or something
I'll upgrade it eventually, that's why I want a 4870/260.

Quote:
And overclock that cpu of yours!
I'm actaully fine with it a 3ghz right now, the most I ever bothered to do was 3.3ghz since I thought to myself, "I spent $30 on a CPU cooler, might as well 'upgrade' to a E8600," but I really didn't notice a difference.
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