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Best card to run on a Raidmax 530W w/o any problems? ( ATI )

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December 30, 2008 8:49:28 PM

ok, im looking to buy a new Graphics Card for my PC. i want to be able to play crysis on somwhat high settings ( or very high. no AA or AF ) but i want the card to be stable on my Raidmax 530W PSU. right now ive been thinking about the 4850. ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )
my budget is about 275$. no more. so alltogether i have 275 dollars to spend on this upgrade. i can upgrade my power supply, but then ill have to get a cheaper card. its hard to say thats why im posting this here.

thanks.

my pc:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
160GB Sata Hard drive
4GB ddr2 800 RAM
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX motherboard.
530W Raidmax PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Two Radion HD 3650's in crossfire.


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December 30, 2008 9:00:31 PM

I had raidax case with that psu
Umm from my experience 4850 worked fine in it
now i upgraded to antec 12k/700w psu
December 30, 2008 10:01:30 PM

I bought my 4850 for $111 with rebate, and it handles EVERYTHING at 1440x900. With that powersupply a 4870 would probably be a little power starved....
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December 31, 2008 5:07:21 AM

doormatderek said:
I bought my 4850 for $111 with rebate, and it handles EVERYTHING at 1440x900. With that powersupply a 4870 would probably be a little power starved....
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i agree with the 4870 being power starved i think ill buy a 4850 so it can run at max performance oppose to a 4870 running slow because of low power. thanks anyway.


December 31, 2008 5:26:26 AM

could my psu handle the 1GB version?
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