9800GT A Good Buy?

Looks like it can be had for $120 @ newegg. Is that the best choice in the price range?
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  1. Yeah it's a great buy at that price, especially when you take into account the rebates, but the 4850 is also a great deal at $140 AR.
  2. i have 2 and they run great... a little hot but thats ok... i have the superclocked version too* 3d scores were a 9393 with 2 running in sli and 8793 with just 1...
  3. Thanks for feedback... been out of the hardware loop for long time so have somewhat degenerated into a newb.

    Not familiar with the power consumption of a 9800GT. Should this work?


    450W PSU w/33A on +12V rail.
  4. Spend another 10 or 20 and get a 4850
    The power supply would work but its too expensive for 450 watt. Catch a black friday sale for 5 or 600 watt for same price.
  5. Yeah that PSU would be more than adequate. Like Homeboy2 said, if you can spare 10-20 dollars, then go with the 4850, it's definitely worth it if you can afford it. Also, Black Friday is just around the corner, so you might be able to get some crazy deals on it.
  6. I already own that PSU from the build I put together in Oct last year.

    It's got the highest AMP output rating for a PSU at 450W and higher than some that require more power than 450W... I was under the impression that you shouldn't judge a PSU based solely on Wattage.
  7. One last question... I noticed the 9800GT is PCI-E v2.0 and my motherboard has a PCI-E v1.0... I know it's backwards compatible, but will I notice any performance degradation.

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35
  8. never mind... forum search ftw :sol:
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