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Old 07-31-2008, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, the crappy ram modules on my card have finally gotten to me. (Can't even play at underclocked clocks for longer then an hour... ********) . I am buying a 4850 most likely.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg has Sapphire HD 4850 512MB PCI-Express Video Card for $175 - $15 (with code S4F50242L) - $20 Rebate = $140 with free shipping.

So the plan is, I buy this card for $160 +tax (i get tax from newegg). Then when I get it, I RMA my 8800gt 512, I also take advantage of the $20 rebate. When I get my 8800 gt 512, I sell it for however much I can (I hope $120 maybe as it would be BRAND new). That way, I would of just "step-up'd" for $20.


Sound good if all goes according to plan? Because I want this, I REFUSE to go 2 weeks without a gpu and I REFUSE to game at anything less then highest resoultion with my new monitor, and I REFUSE to spend anymore money this summer....

24" *check*
new headset *check*
New phone *check*
Water cooling *check*
GPU *pending*
....wtf? Didn't I just say 2-3 months ago that I would NOT upgrade.... *sigh*
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Hahaha, it is irresistable, isn't it? Lucky for me, I build so many PC's that I use all the hardware without physically owning a gaming PC myself. I don't do much PC gaming, and I don't have the spare revenue for it yet being that I am a 3 console gamer. Maybe once I have established more profits and such, I can finally take my foray into the PC world, but by then I'll be using the Nehalem and X58/DDR3 products.
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Ya, It's irresistable, horrible, and a great feeling at the same time -_-

So ya, unless by the time my monitor gets here there is a cheaper price or this deal dissapears, I will be getting this.
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Thats how the cookie crumbles. You upgrade one thing and it turns into two or three things. Next thing you know, your whole system has just been upgraded. I went to downgrade my card (GTS G92) and ended up rebuilding my whole system w/ new case,cpu,ram,mobo and cooling. WTF
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Ya... well.....No more money going out starting NOW! (or.... I mean... after the 4850 that is :P)
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Sometimes those "great deals" come by that are too hard to pass up.
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Yeah, and then in a few months they are even greater "great deals" but it's too late for you.
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Thats what I am dreading... I've been holding out SOOOO long for this 4850. I wanted to wait until something crazy happened... (Or at least untill the 4870x2 does something amazing)

But I just can't wait any longer... I need a replacment card, and I plan to xfire eventually. 4850 crossfire SHOULD be up to date into this christmas... and thats when I plan to buy my 2nd. 4850.
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I thought you decided your 8800gt kept you happy?!

I think it'll remain the style for a good bit dude
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that 8800gt will struggle w/ his new monitor. Which I am said to see go
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