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9800gt 512 vs 9800 gt 1gb vs HD4850

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January 20, 2009 6:28:49 PM

Im looking at Upgrading my old 8800 gtc oc 320 card , to either 9800 gt 512 or 1gb or the 4850, my comp can handle either fine i got a q600 2.4 4 gig ram pciex16 express blah blah ,v-power 550 watt PSu nvidia sli ready jsut dont no which one to get
theres also the 9800gtx but that cost 340 bucks so **** that.

Mind u i can only go to one place to get them cause it is the only shop near me out of the cards below which one should i get.


ATI HD4850

- Palit Ati HD 4850 $245 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...
- Gigabyte hd 4850 $260 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...
- Hitech hd 4850 $270 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...

*cant get one with an exhaust at the place i go so if anyone noes which of those card is the coolest be appreciated*


9800 512 & 1gb

- MSI 9800 512 $199 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...
- GIGABYTE 9800GT 1GB $280 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...


much appreciated:p 




January 20, 2009 8:03:31 PM

Bephwyn said:
you're paying $280 for a 9800 GT 1GB?

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m112/RaddMonz/picard-no-facepalm1.jpg

Why not go to Newegg and take a look at the $145-$155 9800 GT cards there.

I bought the Gigabyte 700 core OC one.

That one is not being made anymore...

EVGA is trustworthy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


He's in Australia.

methix0r said:
Im looking at Upgrading my old 8800 gtc oc 320 card , to either 9800 gt 512 or 1gb or the 4850, my comp can handle either fine i got a q600 2.4 4 gig ram pciex16 express blah blah ,v-power 550 watt PSu nvidia sli ready jsut dont no which one to get
theres also the 9800gtx but that cost 340 bucks so **** that.

Mind u i can only go to one place to get them cause it is the only shop near me out of the cards below which one should i get.


ATI HD4850

- Palit Ati HD 4850 $245 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...
- Gigabyte hd 4850 $260 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...
- Hitech hd 4850 $270 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...

*cant get one with an exhaust at the place i go so if anyone noes which of those card is the coolest be appreciated*


9800 512 & 1gb

- MSI 9800 512 $199 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...
- GIGABYTE 9800GT 1GB $280 http://www.pacstarcomputer.com.au/index.php?productID=5...


much appreciated:p 


HD4850 is definitely the better deal, it beats the 9800GTX and is competitive with the 9800GTX+
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a c 181 U Graphics card
January 20, 2009 8:29:10 PM

Australia is a HUGE place, what sort of summer temperatures are you likely to get?
I`d go for the HD4850, but the Palit link does n`t give an image and the others are using reference coolers which dump their heat back into the case, hence my question about location.
If your case does n`t have great cooling airflow and you go for the 4850 I`d suggest you install something like this below it to draw the haet out of your system;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, I know it`s from the US, but you can see what I mean, it`ll draw the heat out and surely someone in go `ol OZ can supply something similar?
January 21, 2009 3:49:32 PM

ye um u got ot remeber those u posted us links to video cards on newegg i am in australia once the price converted from us dollars to au dollars here i wil be paying 280 for it so no point getting from there, think i wil go for the 4850, atm i got like 80 or 90mm exhaust fan a another 90mm fan and a air cooler on cpu kinda hot here atm comp usually idles at like 44-46 atm it is like 50+ yes yes i no hot but that is austrlia 41+ degrees here atm no point in wasting 500 bucks on cooling **** when it is this hot wil only drop the temp by a degree or 2 , guess ill have to find a 4850 in au with a exhaust like a iceq4 or something like that
a c 181 U Graphics card
January 21, 2009 4:13:43 PM

Either would be a sound choice.
If you do buy either and have temperature issues, you can always use the Control Centre to lower the clockspeeds and cool them a little more.
January 22, 2009 7:12:12 PM

control what? thats the installation disk that comes with video card, or on the ati control panel?
a c 181 U Graphics card
January 23, 2009 10:08:28 AM

Yes, the ATI Control Panel is what I meant, go into that, activate Overdrive and lower the clockspeeds there, it`s just something that might be a problem in such a hot part of the world.
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