Originally Posted by vnsv6
Thanks for all the help guys!
Im leaning towards a E8400 and just OC the guts out of it lol
Hey Drizzt5 your system is pretty similar to what im going to have, hows that going? Good for gaming? high rezs and good graphics with good FPS on the 4850?
Great. I was a little hesitant at first about buying it instead of the 4870. But every game I've played so far has been maxed out with insanely good frame rates.
If you do get the 4850 though, you may want to get an aftermarket cooler. I suggest the accelero s1 rev 2 + just buy the turbo modules for fun. Or if you want to save a few bucks strap on a trusty old 120mm fan like I did.
The reason I suggest an aftermarket cooler is because the 4850 tends to get a bit hot. And although you can raise the 4850 fan speed to whatever speed you want.... I raised it to 48% at first and it was doing pretty well BEFORE OC..... like 60C load I guess, I don't remember. The card can take the heat, but an aftermarket cooler is a good investment.
Also, eventually you may want to do a pencil mod
But you don't need to be told about that now. Just build your system first and then we will convince you that it sucks and needs dangerous modifications that void the warranty