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September 13, 2008 3:09:51 AM

how hot does the 4850 get with the fan at 60% - 65% ?

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September 13, 2008 3:22:24 AM

does it run very hot even with the fan hack?
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September 13, 2008 3:25:58 AM

some say as long as it stays under 100C its ok, i like to keep any video card under 70C, as for the "4850" all cards are different, as all cards have different cooling devices. Whatcha got?
September 13, 2008 3:35:33 AM

ill buy them in 15 days so maybe the price goes a litle bit down...
September 13, 2008 3:43:38 AM



Not sure if that's actually worth the extra price. Since 4850s can be had for as low as $140 after mail in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It also comes with aftermarket heatsink. Looks like it won't perform as well as the other one, but should still provide better cooling than stock heatsink.

Besides, at $200 each, that makes $400 total. In term of value, it just doesn't cut it compared to a $280 9800gx2, which performs lower than dual 4850s, but not by much, for far less money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 13, 2008 3:45:48 AM

the thing is i feel like 9800 x2 will get unsuported or something like that...
that wont happen?
September 13, 2008 3:46:26 AM

does the 9800 gx2 perform real bad in any game?
September 13, 2008 3:48:00 AM

also i want a card that throws hot air out of the case? is the 9800 gx2 like that?
September 13, 2008 3:50:08 AM

Nica Guy said:
the thing is i feel like 9800 x2 will get unsuported or something like that...
that wont happen?


That won't happen. The old 7900x2 went unsupported because support was dropped before the dual gpu is optimized. That's why performance is so inconsistent.

9800gx2 is already fully optimized a while back. You can't undo what's already done.

Also, what I meant from the last post wasn't to actually get the 9800gx2, but rather choose from either the cheaper 4850 cf and 9800gx2. The expensive 4850s, at that price, is a poor bargain.

9800gx2 blows air out of the case. 4850 does not. Although if you add extra case fans, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
September 13, 2008 3:57:41 AM

what if i get 2 of the $170 4850s is it bargain liek that .?? = $350 shipping included...
September 13, 2008 4:04:58 AM

Nica Guy said:
what if i get 2 of the $170 4850s is it bargain liek that .?? = $350 shipping included...


At $350, it won't have as good performance/price ratio, but will outperform the $280 9800gx2 by a small amount.

If you buy one of those each: (mail in rebate is limited one per customer, so it has to be different brand)
$140 after mail in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$150 after mail in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Plus 2x$8 shipping, it's $306, compared to $280 for 9800gx2, which has free shipping and no mail in rebates.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
At that point the dual 4850 setup would be quite competitive.
September 13, 2008 4:07:30 AM

but i read rebates suck, that i whouldnt count on them...
they take 3 months to come...
September 13, 2008 4:13:11 AM

Nica Guy said:
but i read rebates suck, that i whouldnt count on them...
they take 3 months to come...


Lol, yeah, they take time, but usually they do come through. :p 
It's a matter of personal preference.

If it's me, I'd just pick up a $280 9800gx2 plus $100 p45 motherboard, which perform just as well as x48, just no crossfire. Performance on the cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But since you want a $200+ x48 board, it seems like a waste to not crossfire.
September 13, 2008 4:14:38 AM

Nica Guy said:
ill just get the 9800 gx2 by the time i need to update there will be new cards out and i dont think the gx2 will get obsolete anytime soon...

which of this 2 cardsa and brands is better?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


The PNY version comes with factory overclocking, and is also $10 cheaper. Seems like the better deal.
September 13, 2008 4:19:51 AM

how good are nvidia boards for crossfire do i lose performance on the crossfired cards? can i get a good one for $280?
September 13, 2008 3:11:31 PM

Nica Guy said:
how good are nvidia boards for crossfire do i lose performance on the crossfired cards? can i get a good one for $280?


Nvidia boards can't run crossfire, only sli. 700s Nvidia boards will not bottleneck graphics cards, buy may bottleneck cpu overclocking due to fsb limits. 780i runs at 1333mhz natively, and can reliably oc to 1600mhz. This is enough for high multiplier cpus like q6600 (9x) but not low multiplier cpus like q9300(7x). 1600 = 4x400 -> 9x400 = 3.6ghz -> 7x400 = 3.0ghz.
September 13, 2008 4:27:52 PM

i already picked the 780i and i ordered a q6600... i just want to OC it to 3.2ghz on air, will i have a problem?
September 13, 2008 4:38:55 PM

Nica Guy said:
i already picked the 780i and i ordered a q6600... i just want to OC it to 3.2ghz on air, will i have a problem?


No it shouldn't be a problem. You'll need an aftermarket cooler for any quad core oc. Stock cooler runs too hot.
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
September 13, 2008 5:05:40 PM

k ill get that one.
September 13, 2008 5:15:51 PM

Nica Guy said:
what about this one? looks pretty popular...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...


User reviews are good, but benchmarks show its cooling capacity is lower than the other one. Individual buyers' feeling are not as objective as benchmarks. Since it also cost more, the other one is the better choice.
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