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Old 11-02-2008, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ATI HD 4830 vs Nvidia 9800GT


which one should I get and why?

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Old 11-02-2008, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Settle this for me, Budget GPU's

None of the two.

Newegg.com - Open Box: POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
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has anyone ever bought an open box video card from newegg? Doesn't it come with like nothing.
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Default Re: Settle this for me, Budget GPU's

It comes with the card. But if you've ever owned a video card before, you'll be fine. You can get the drivers from the site, and you shouldn't really need the manual if you know what you're doing. If you've had a card before, you'll have any adapters and other things you'll need.
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It will work fine considering your PSU already has a 6 pin PCI-Express Power Connector. If not then you have to buy one. Other then that, the GPU itself is great and should give you no problems or head aches. The EAH 3650 I m using now was Open box and works perfectly.
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The 4830 would be the best choice.
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Nice find!

I'd definitely buy that!
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Thats like what £65

Awesome, my friend paid £180 for a 4870 so that's deffinately a good deal
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I think I will go with the 4830 because I'm not too sure about the open box plus the 15 day return could possibly hurt me. Thanks.
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Look buy the open box card, then go here:

Drivers & Software

You've saved a lot of money and got a good card, I don't see what the problem is, It's not as if you're buying a display model.
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