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Old 07-10-2008, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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That's it, looking for the best video card for around $200. Often shop at NewEgg but open to other vendors or willing to spend more if worth while.

Will be used with a Q6600 CPU, 4GB Ram, and a Sli based motherboard and a large Hannspree 27.5" LCD
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hd4850 hands down
but it would be pointless to get it with an SLI motherboard

u can get a sapphire hd 4850 for 145 after discounts and rebates
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Asus HD 4850...

AP4LIFETN is right, SLI plus ATi is dumb...

Consider a 9800GTX
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id say a 9800gtx would be better for you as u have an sli board. But if u don't plan to go sli, then get a 4850.
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That or the 9800GTX+ (which until now I completely forgot about)
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Thanks guys! I didn't buy my stuff yet. That was just what I planned to buy.

The HD4850 seems awesome and I don't actually think I will use SLI just was going to get it in case.

What's a good motherboard and AMD Phenom Quad to run with the HD 4850? I read they work well together. Or does it matter?

CPU/motherboard budget was $350 including an after market cooler + $200 for video.

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I read they work well together. Or does it matter?
No it does not matter

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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards (supports crossfire)
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It works well together, but a Q6600 + T45HP runs better together
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They already have a Q6600, all they need is an Intel Crossfire mother board. I swear so much advertising of the Q6600 on this site. One of these days I'll finally discover your all working for Intel. Helping to wipe off AMD : S
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He didn't buy it yet, but Maroon always recommends Intel to them
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