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#1 shenmuemaster

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:41 PM

Currently building a new rig:

ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe Motherboard
AMD Phenom x4 9950 (BE)
6 GB RAM OCZ PC6200 800Mhz (2x1GB sticks & 2x2GB sticks)
1TB HDD Samsung 7200rpm SATA
650W eXtreme Power Supply
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Now all I need now is a graphics card. Ive been searching the web reading reviews about which card i should buy but I'm a little confused. So i decided to post my question on here: Which graphics card would the people of X-S recommend? My budget is 150

I would like to play games (Crysis etc.) at high gfx settings with a decent FPS. Since i'm using a HP 19" widescreen i'd be using a 1440x900 resolution.

Furthermore, since I have an ATI crossfire enabled mobo opposed to a nvidia SLI, would I benefit from getting an ATI card, so tht in the future if i wanna upgrade, i can double up on the card I originally have?

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Edited by shenmuemaster, 11 October 2008 - 01:42 PM.


#2 dpbmt

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 02:03 PM

ATI 4850?

http://www.ebuyer.co...-HD-4800-Series

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:15 PM

The 4850 looks pretty impressive especially if add a second at a later date using crossfire

Is there any Nvidia cards that can rival the 4850 in terms of price?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:48 PM

havent a clue mate rolleyes.gif
stick to ati though since you have a x-fire enabled board

couple of charts to compare specs-

http://www.techarp.c...n/ati_4_big.png
http://www.techarp.c...vidia_4_big.png

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:00 PM

Yeah, the 4850 and 4870 are the best out there right now.

Here is the rig I'm about to build.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:29 AM

yayupp just so you know, that case is huuuugeeee
my roommate had that case, and it was humongous.




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