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Old 12-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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but if it were me i would still go with the 4850 just incase he wanted to play a gpu intense game he would all ready have a 4850, the card that can max out almost any thing. that's just me tho.
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4830's can play gpu intensive games... and who ever said anything about playing future games on max? I don't believe that was ever the need or want.
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Thanks for all the replies, this forum has always been really helpfull. Ill prob just go with the 4830. Im still debating the cpu tho. 70 bucks is quite a bit of saving if that cheaper cpu will still be ok. How much does the cpu even affect the gaming part? and i still just want to make sure my 500w psu will be ok.
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between the e7300 and the e8500 you probably wont notice much diff in games.
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f you won't get a E8400, then get a E5200, for $85. It can OC to like 3.5GHz no problem.
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