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Old 12-01-2008, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for best HD 4850 card.

I'm not really sure what the differences are between each model of card. Can anyone link the best deal/ quality item off of Newegg? Are there any cards better than the HD 4850 for a similar price?

thinking about getting this one:

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

or this one because it's quieter:

Newegg.com - MSI R4850-512M 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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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

There two offer the best cooling.

Newegg.com - MSI R4850-512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485QT512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Turbo Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

I would go for the overclocked one, but I don't want to hear a constant fan. I don't think the performance difference is worth the noise. :P

Are there any other cards in a similar price range that I should consider?
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

Don't buy overclocked cards. You can overclock the card yourself once you get it. Why pay $30 for something that you can do yourself for free?
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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

No. Hd 4850 is d best card in ur price range.
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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

^what? He was asking which hd 4850 is the best, many different manufacturers make the cards with different coolers and different clock speeds.
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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

Dude! Read d last paragraph of post #3! He asks if there r any OTHER CARDS in his price range!
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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

The ICE4Q I listed is factory overclocked. But its still around the same price range as the MSI 4850. So if it doesn't exceed $200, comes factory over clocked, and with a SWEET cooler. Then yeah I think that would justify the price.
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Default Re: Looking for best HD 4850 card.

oh true, I didn't see that. Yeah the 4850 is a beast. it owns its price range.
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Go with the MSI or the ICEQ4. Zmatt is right, there is no point paying $30 extra for a card with a 50mhz factory overclock. Its hard to justify the price tag on that Toxic edition.
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