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The 4850X2 will crush both those cards. If you just want a card now I'd suggest the 4850X2.
The one thing the other two cards have going for them is the Vapor-X cooler, which runs much quiter then other coolers offered by other manufacturers.

Here is a review of the Saphire Vapor-X 4870 2Gb:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...por-x-review/1

Here is a review of the Saphire Vapor-X 4890 1Gb:
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._toxic_vaporx/

Here is a review of the Saphire 4850x2 2Gb:
http://www.elitebastards.com/index.p...7&limitstart=2
 

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omg soooo tempted to buy the x2, i spent freaken 280$ on mine back when it was on sale long time ago.........so not fair, but I dont have the money, or a use for this.......hmm what to do
 

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EDIT: The 4850X2 2GB is a nice deal. That could likely resell for profit. It was a 1 GB 4850X2 I saw on here for 160 shipped. That 2 GB one can go for at least 185-190. The Vapor-X's are a good deal as well, but as overclockers I'd stay away from them because they're known to be badly binned.
 

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The 4870 maybe, but not the 4850x2. I would say you are about 75-100 watts short on that.

^ totally its a power sucker, you want to get a decent PSU, preferably one thats SLI/xfire certified.
 

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EDIT: The 4850X2 2GB is a nice deal. That could likely resell for profit. It was a 1 GB 4850X2 I saw on here for 160 shipped. That 2 GB one can go for at least 185-190. The Vapor-X's are a good deal as well, but as overclockers I'd stay away from them because they're known to be badly binned.
It is not that they are poorly binned gpus, it is that they are not binned at all. other manufacturers bin their premium cards, so they tend to OC better then their other offerings. Saphire unfortunately doesnt bin them at all. They just factory OC them to what 99.99% of the video card line can run.
 

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I wanna say yes on the Corsair PSU but just barely, you could probably get away with it but no headroom for future upgrades. On OCN i just saw a 4850X2 go for 190 shipped, so I don't think you can find it for much cheaper.

Hardware Secrets review for Corsair PSU: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/750/8
 

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How do you search for Open Box deals?
I was trying to find the equivalent deals for NewEgg.ca, but to no avail.

I look through the different kind of deals, but no menion of the GPUs.
You also won't find them by navigating through NewEgg normally (even at NewEgg.com I couldn't navigate to these deals, or even see these cards in the GPU section).
 

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How do you search for Open Box deals?
I was trying to find the equivalent deals for NewEgg.ca, but to no avail.

I look through the different kind of deals, but no menion of the GPUs.
You also won't find them by navigating through NewEgg normally (even at NewEgg.com I couldn't navigate to these deals, or even see these cards in the GPU section).

Go to newegg.ca
At the end of the bar, there's a section called 'More'
Try there


That's where all the recertified and combo deals are anyways.

Man I was in the market for the same 4890. Decided to go with a 5770 though

Maybe if I can make $150 in an hour or too... XD
 
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