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Choosing a vendor for HD 4850

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August 21, 2008 8:27:41 PM

So I want a 4850, what brand should I get?

I'm thinking about getting this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127370

or

This doesn't look to bad either:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

I prefer the sapphire one due to price, but is that fan good enough? I can't find any reviews

Also how do I fan fix each 4850 if I cross them?

Thanks in advance

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August 21, 2008 9:34:48 PM

I would say, go with the brand of motherboard you got. It will give you extra options in BIOS
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August 22, 2008 1:13:49 AM

I just got that MSI one myself a couple of days ago. :D 
August 22, 2008 1:30:42 AM

i myself will buy the MSI version as the heatsink looks like it will keep the temps in check

visiontek on the otherhand offers lifetime warranty and a free game on top of it

just some little things to consider
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August 22, 2008 1:42:11 AM

go with msi. really good company. customer service isnt always the best.
August 22, 2008 1:48:12 AM

Gainward HD 4850 GS!
August 22, 2008 4:50:48 AM

i bought the asus 4850 from newegg . it comes with a smart doctor program . it monitors your card , you can also adjust your fan speed easly . toms hardwhere did a review on that card as well . the alone in the dark game that came with it sucked tho .
August 22, 2008 7:31:51 AM

thanks guys, btw is there any way to use the 4850 to watch TV? How I change the fans speed of each GPU when I crossfire them?

Thanks in advance
August 22, 2008 7:57:58 AM

Devilz said:
I would say, go with the brand of motherboard you got. It will give you extra options in BIOS

does this apply to the evga 750i+2x evga 8800GT versus XFX 8800GT's?
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August 22, 2008 8:06:16 AM

azkyte said:
thanks guys, btw is there any way to use the 4850 to watch TV?


Not unless you have a separate TV tuner card in your PC.
August 22, 2008 1:23:45 PM

<V3NOM> yes it will give you extra options in BIOS if your GPU and motherboard are from XFX.

I got ASUS GPU and motherboard and it gives me options in BIOS to tweak the card
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