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Old 01-26-2009, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, my budget is $120-128 shipped. I live in NJ so add 7% tax to the price without shipping.

My rig is as follows:

430 Watt Antec Earthwatts PSU.
Intel C2D Wolfdale E7200 @ 2.53GHz
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L (i think lol)
2x1 GB PNY Ram DDR2
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22" Acer LCD
Pretty much it...



I went with the crappy graphics card when I built my rig fully expecting to get another one in 2-3 months...it's now been 5 months. I hate the card because I can't experience games to full potential.

***I need a graphics card that I would not have to change my PSU for***

I have been looking at the ATI HD4830 by Sapphire on Newegg which is $119 shipped.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I wish it came with a bundled game like COD4 or something, but that's okay. If you have any other suggestions...let me know.


I am willing to do small overclocks via overclocking software for small performance gains if necessary.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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4830 is good or if you can stretch your intial cost a few dollars you can get a 4850 for $125 + $8.75 tax - $15 mir. use code EMCABBDEB on this card.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh snap. I wish I had a few more bucks to spare. I can get it to 135 shipped if necessary. Looks like you sir have found me a great deal
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks should go to slickdeals.net its a great site.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any objections to what I am going to get? Is it the best my money could get me? I will order it in less than 1 hour.
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That's the best you can do...

If you find a decent deal on an HD 4850, you are good
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I'm selling a 4870 for 140 shipped

And no sales tax either.
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Whoa!!!!!!! If there is nothing wrong with that card, as I am assuming, that is a screamin deal! You should go for that dude. Is it oced at all?
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Card is fine, i used it for about 6 weeks, and switched back to nvidia is all. I tend to go through cards quite often as i am a complete and utter upgrade *****
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wow, if I had the money, that card would be mine!.

hey if you after sell another card again, just pm me, I will definately want it.
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