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Old 04-23-2009, 07:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey man, it's all about what you like and what looks good to you
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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what about this case it would look cooler. and it would only be 10 extra dollars.

Newegg.com - APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
like he said the case is your choice. I really like Lian-Li and Coolermaster cases.
check some out on newegg
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just a question, why would you want to burn dvd to dvd? why not just copy it and reburn it.. thatd save 30$ and use it for something else?
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Again, it's about what the user likes the most. Maybe it's easier for them, save time from copying the disk to the HDD then back to a disk. Maybe they don't want to have to do that. It's just about what the user likes the most, that's all.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Don't get a 4850 1gb. just get a 4870 512mb. will be better and are like the same price
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Don't get a 4850 1gb. just get a 4870 512mb. will be better and are like the same price
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just a question, why would you want to burn dvd to dvd? why not just copy it and reburn it.. thatd save 30$ and use it for something else?
i dont know why buts its just the way i like to do it.
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It might be better on standard resolutions as the memory will be a bit faster, because 512mb on a 256-bit interface might be a bit faster than 1024mb.
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The 487 is a faster card in itself, and is well equipped to handle 512mb of ram and even more that's why the 4870 is even better in the 1gb version. I'm not sure how well the 4850 would harness the potential of the 1gb memory. but i do agree, the 4870 512mb is a better deal then the 1gb 4850.
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The 487 is a faster card in itself, and is well equipped to handle 512mb of ram and even more that's why the 4870 is even better in the 1gb version. I'm not sure how well the 4850 would harness the potential of the 1gb memory. but i do agree, the 4870 512mb is a better deal then the 1gb 4850.
can someone show me the link tho the 4870 512mb because i think i might be looking at the wrong one.
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I didn't even think to look for a 4870 512mb. Very good choice.

EDIT- I haven't used an HIS brand video card before, but this is the 1GB version for $10 more
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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