Suggestion for 100-150$ range?

blitzburgh39

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Would anyone like to suggest a card for 100-150$?

im looking at any brand radeon 4870....

if there is a better card for that price range than that. throw it at me :D


jimbo
 

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yeah well i can see why you'd suggest it though. 150 or 160 doesnt make a difference, $10 isn't much. Just skip lunch for a day or two and you're good :D
 

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The 512MB version was selling for $160 after MIR (It's sold out, not a surprise though). However, the 1GB version is selling for $165 after MIR ($185 before).
Sapphire 1GB version is selling for $140 after MIR ($150 before).
 

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buy the HIS 1GB, you WONT be dissapointed. thats a steal from what ive seen the prices on it (especially the 1GB edition)
 

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i just recently ordered an HIS iceq4 4870 with a game from new egg for $182 but you can get it from tiger direct for $174 with $3 shipping and despite how cheap the shipping is it will still get shipped the day or day after you order it and be in in 2-4 days

i havent got it yet but the reviews and specs are great 1 GB GDDR5 lol dident even know that existed till a few weeks ago
 

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mmmm, seen better cooling designs (*AHEM the HIS iceq4 AHEM*)
the air is just being thrown into the case making everything else hot, best to get a blower that will force air OUT of the case.

but for the price, hey come on, its a 4870!! it take it in a heartbeat, even if it wasnt HIS
 

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that is true, the 4850 offers an excellent price/performance ratio. If all else fails, the 4850 will easily beat 4870 if crossfired

but! make sure to get an HIS iceq4 4850 :D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161244
 

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well. im not raelly that tight on money. but is the $ difference from the 4850 to the 4870 worth it. last minute choice. thanks guys for all the good replies

jimbo
 

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no, there is a pretty big differance between the two cards. If you got the money, the 4870 is soooo worth it.
roughly up to 20-30% faster than a 4850 i believe.
 

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i have an OC AMD phenom II x2 BE 550.... running at 3.8ghz
 

blitzburgh39

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:D

what about a psu? that will power this all? idk much about psu's... and power.. so... im looking for something around 20a for 12v's...2 pcie cords.. over 500w... i need cheapest here.
 

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no iceq?!
sigh* oh well... at least you got HIS :)

and about the PSU, your gonna need more than 20A... more like 28-30ish to be on the safe side
 

blitzburgh39

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guy on feedback stated: "The bottom line if you want a great budget psu that does the job then this is the psu for you. I'm running a Amd phenom 2 940 over clocked to 3.5ghz. two over clocked 9600gts, 8gb of 800mhz of ddr2 and 1tb and a 250gb hdd,13 case fans two dvd burners with know problem. Buy it you wont be sorry."

maybe i will be ok. i hope so.