Which hd 4850 should I pick?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102747
this one looks nicer and has more ratings

a one year warranty costs $25 and a 2 year costs $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129112
this one is more expensive and doesn't have a case, but has a life time warranty


I can't pick =(
So, opinions and why (do I even need a lifetime warranty?)
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  1. Get the VisionTek one. That Sapphire one uses the reference cooler which sucks hard. Look around more, maybe widen your options. Any card with an aftermarket cooler will work preety much.
  2. spathotan said:
    Get the VisionTek one. That Sapphire one uses the reference cooler which sucks hard. Look around more, maybe widen your options. Any card with an aftermarket cooler will work preety much.


    Frankly, both coolers suck. Here's one with decent cooler. :p
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127370
  3. Yea, but he didnt give me much to chose from :(
  4. r u sure thats a good one?
    If so, then ill consider it, ty
  5. spathotan said:
    Yea, but he didnt give me much to chose from :(



    Well, if u really wanted, u just had to say so
    Any hd 4850 that is about the price of the other 2 is fine
    :D
  6. You cant do wrong with the MSI one dagger linked. If you are case temp conscious then look for one that exahust out the back. HIS has a good one but I think its closer to $200.
  7. with the 5 dollar discount, its really close to the other one.
    Thats cool
    Also, if I used the one dagger linked, would I have to raise the fan speed to keep it cooler still?


    Edit:

    .......
    u made an awsome choice,...... and it comes with rainbow 6 vegas 2
    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
    :pt1cable: :love: ;) :na:


    ..... but then again, Im not getting this in a while,..... so mb its not going to be there when I get the gpu..
    :o :fou: :( :sweat: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
  8. ....then again, the saphire one is still ok, cause I can just fix the fan speed.......
  9. It will still be loud and ineficient, and dump heat into the case.
  10. so, the one with the good cooling?
    Also, should I get a warranty? They come in 1 and 2 years (im not planning to overclock)
  11. Warranty from Newegg? Umm no. The manufacture warranty is sufficent.
  12. You should keep in mind that retailer's warranty does not take over once manufacturer's warranty runs out. In other words, both take effect the day you buy it. The model I linked comes with 3 years manufacturer warranty, so if you buy 2 years retailer's warranty, it's not 5 years. Rather, they overlap and still last only 3 years.

    Besides, a graphics card will be worthless in 3 years anyway.
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