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My lil Bro wants a PC - $100 Video Card

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October 3, 2008 1:08:53 PM

I looking for a card no more that $110 - $120 - This best deal I could find for this price (I'm being cheap huh?)

Sapphire 100226L Radeon HD3850 512MB GDDR3
PCIe Video Card, CrossFire and HDCP Ready,
DirectX 10.1, w/ HDTV Out and Dual DVI

Any better suggestions? The thing is that everyone is recommending the 8800GT, but could not find anything below $140...

Thanks for you comments!

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October 3, 2008 1:27:54 PM

Nice! This is what I was looking for!

Thanks Dagger!
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October 3, 2008 1:44:45 PM

Has anyone seen review of the HD4670? That might be a good <$100 choice.

I have an EAH3850 and have been satisfied with its performance in games. I don't play anything really demanding though. I also put one in a rig for my niece, and she likes how it plays Bioshock.
a c 192 U Graphics card
October 3, 2008 1:49:09 PM

So, are you building a rig for your brother? What is the total budget, and what PSU did you get? A cheap one that comes with a case (unless it's one of the Antec Earthwatts) may be good for no more than 60% of its labeled rating before it either turns into a frog and croaks, or its rails go out of spec, possibly damaging other parts.
October 3, 2008 2:13:19 PM

What kind of computer does your brother have? If it's a dell, hp, or another computer maker model I'm willing to bet money it has a poor power supply, in which case go with the 4670, it doesn't require much power and it's a great card for resolutions of 1280x1024 and under. You can usually get one for around $80-90.

Otherwise, if you know it has a good power supply get a a 9600GSO, it's $55 after MIR and performs pretty much exactly like a 4670, it just draws more power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130361

October 3, 2008 2:41:09 PM

Onus said:
Has anyone seen review of the HD4670? That might be a good <$100 choice.

I have an EAH3850 and have been satisfied with its performance in games. I don't play anything really demanding though. I also put one in a rig for my niece, and she likes how it plays Bioshock.


4670 is far below 8800gt in performance. They're not on the same level. 9600gso is slightly better, but still below. Get 8800gt if you can afford it.
October 3, 2008 3:36:18 PM

I agree with dagger. go for the 8800gt from newegg. for a $110 plus free shipping you cant go wrong.
October 3, 2008 4:02:53 PM

Ya either 8800gt or 2 9500Gt in SLI if possible
October 3, 2008 4:05:33 PM

Daggers got it..

But what is your PSU..? Thats very important lol..
a c 192 U Graphics card
October 3, 2008 4:10:27 PM

Thanks Dagger. Someone has finally indicated where the HD4670 falls on the performance scale...
October 3, 2008 4:55:48 PM

I have a ATI HD3850 for sale for 70$ if you want that?
October 3, 2008 5:12:06 PM

the_one111 said:
Daggers got it..

But what is your PSU..? Thats very important lol..




yes we have got to know what psu you have it determines what card you can buy
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