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August 29, 2008 11:07:07 PM

I took my own advice for a change (Usually give good advice and end up buying wrong stuff for myself) and decided to pull the trigger on an HD 4850 today, found a Sapphire one on newegg for $170 before rebates, free shipping, and dual slot cooling. It felt just right :pt1cable:  Time to put that 8800GTS 320MB to rest, even though it has served me well for the past year.

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August 29, 2008 11:44:56 PM

Ive seen them as low as 149 after rebates on the egg before. But be happy with your purchase 6mo ago you would have to pay 300+ for the performance that card gives you! Look at me a bought the MSI 8800GT when it first came out and i paid 333$ for it!
August 29, 2008 11:46:13 PM

Hehe, I paid $300 for my 8800GTS 320MB :D  It made me cry a little when the G92 dropped it's price so much.
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August 29, 2008 11:56:44 PM

Well at least the Ati/AMD fanboys will be happy you've jumped to the other side :pt1cable: 

August 30, 2008 12:00:51 AM

1971Rhino said:
Well at least the Ati/AMD fanboys will be happy you've jumped to the other side :pt1cable: 



I know that I'm happy for you :D 
August 30, 2008 12:12:18 AM

great buy bro...and the dual slot cooler is an added bonus
August 30, 2008 12:23:00 AM

the 4850 is the almost perfect card. the only problem with it was the insane heating issues. but with a dual slot cooler, you solved that problem. i'm sure you'll be very happy with your purchase after you try it out in games :D 
August 30, 2008 12:25:47 AM

sounds kinda needy there buddy, but if it'll make you fell better u did good, Im itching for a 4850 myself and i just got a 9600gt a few months ago
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August 30, 2008 12:30:51 AM

That's a good choice. If I were purchasing today, I'd go Intel/ATI - I'll have to wait and stick with my 780i and 8800 GTS 512 for awhile.
August 30, 2008 12:35:27 AM

$220 for my EVGA 9600 GT SSC (in all fairness it can still run whatever I want, and my 7600 GS SLI's fans [both] failed the week before it came out).
Still have to resist the GTX 260 temptation.
August 30, 2008 12:53:24 AM

emp said:
I took my own advice for a change (Usually give good advice and end up buying wrong stuff for myself) and decided to pull the trigger on an HD 4850 today, found a Sapphire one on newegg for $170 before rebates, free shipping, and dual slot cooling. It felt just right :pt1cable:  Time to put that 8800GTS 320MB to rest, even though it has served me well for the past year.


Make you feel good about your purchase?

What kind of touchy feely nonsense is this? This is my advice:

GROW A PAIR!
August 30, 2008 1:39:08 AM

I bought my 8800 320 for 300$ now I bought the 4850 right when it came out. I dont think I sent in the rebate, but I didnt care, I just wanted a new card.
August 30, 2008 2:01:32 AM

4850 is a nice card, I use one in my HTPC
August 30, 2008 2:51:12 PM

I paid $280 for my 320 about 15 months ago. I don't regret the purchase at all (just bought a cheap 8800 Ultra which pretty much blows it out of the water).

There's no way I could have afforded more card back then; it's been 15 months of great gaming.

I'm going to put my 320 in my dad's PC (if it has enough PSU).
August 30, 2008 3:53:36 PM

Yea, I upgraded from the 8800GTS320 as well, except I bought it when the Canadian dollar was low, so it cost me $450.. Then I bought the 4850 for $200 the day it came out and I am impressed.