Graphic card advice needed

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Hi There

I am about to buy a new system and need your advice on the correct Graphics card for me

System so far

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz
Motherboard: Foxconn A79A-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX
RAM: 4gb Ram

The problem is i am unsure on the graphics card, is the extra money worth it

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

Any advice would be great

thanks
 

xthekidx

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It depends a lot on the resolution of the monitor you will use and the games you will play, without that info its very difficult to make a recommendation.
 
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Hi There

I will be using two monitors (not at the same time)

22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050

and

40" LCD TV 1366*768

Will be playing a variety of games mainly call of duty and crysis

What are the advantages to upgrading the motherboard to the gigabyte option?

Thanks for your help
 
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Price is an important factor in this system, but not at the cost of reliability etc.

Would i notice any difference between the more expensive gigabyte to the biostar?

i notice the two cards you pointed out are 790GX are these better that the FX?

thanks

 

xthekidx

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Generally speaking, no the 790FX is a better chipset, but that one made by Foxconn was poorly thought out IMO. If you want reliability, then I would go with the Gigabyte UD4H, as gigabyte has a better rep than biostar, although the biostar mobo seems to have pretty good reviews.
 
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Great Thanks for the advice, could you recommend any other e shops apart from newegg

Thanks