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Old 02-15-2009, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to be buying all the parts for my computer this weekend. I haven't decided on a video card, and I have a $200 budget for it. All prices must be CAN.

These are the two that I've decided on. I'm leaning towards the nVidia.

NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX+ SC 756MHZ 512MB 2.24GHZ 256BIT DDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - 512-P3-N884-AR In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Video Card - 100242L In Canada.

All ideas are welcome.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Of those 2 cards the ATI is a little bit better
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just up it a bit and get a 4870

u wont be dissapointed

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't you think I would go with a 4870 if I could afford it? If you can find me one for $200 CAN, I'll get it.

Thanks hefemeister, that's basically what I've been hearing. Perhaps I'll go with it.
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The closest I could find for a 4870 from a refutable brand is this one.
Newegg.ca - ASUS EAH4870 DK TOP/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
255 CAN with an additional 30 CAN mail in rebate.

With rebate 35 more than the 4850 you picked out. If you could swing it great it would be worth it. If not go for the 4850. I understand a budget.

I did see some 4850 1gb cards for around 200 but at that point you might as well save for a bit for a 4870.
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The closest I could find for a 4870 from a refutable brand is this one.
Newegg.ca - ASUS EAH4870 DK TOP/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
255 CAN with an additional 30 CAN mail in rebate.

With rebate 35 more than the 4850 you picked out. If you could swing it great it would be worth it. If not go for the 4850. I understand a budget.

I did see some 4850 1gb cards for around 200 but at that point you might as well save for a bit for a 4870.
Actually it'll be less than that. That 30 dollar refund is 30 USD, so it's close to a 40 dollar CAD refund.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's a good price, I'll look at my budget for sure. I've price matched my complete rig down $100, so if they all go through, I probably could get that. Thanks.

Edit: NCIX (the site I prefer to use) does not seem to have that card. : (
However I found this.

NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card - 11133-03-20R In Canada.
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At what resolutions do you need a 1 GB version?
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Depends on what your playing. I would say around 1600x1050 is where you would want to start considering it on newer games. 1920x1200 I would definitely try for it.
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I won't be using that resolution, and I did get that card. Can't wait to get it running.
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