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XFX 4830 or Evga 9800GT

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February 1, 2009 7:10:02 PM

hey, everyone

i am in a hole lol i cant debate between the XFX 4830 or the Evga 9800GT also Newegg does not have the XFX 4830 but other e trailers online do. its time refund time so i am upgrading from X1950Pro

system Specs

E6420 o/c 3.2 1.3625v
Asus P5k-v
Ocz 1gbx2 DDR2 800
Psu 750watt 45amp single 12v rail

Both the 4830 and the 9800GT have lifetime warranty's

now who should i buy from for the 4830 since newegg does not have them.

Tigerdirect
Mwave
Ncix
Buy

can i max all games on the 4830? my montior is 17" lcd 1280x1024 also which would overclock better? 9800GT or 4830?

Thanks for your time

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February 1, 2009 7:48:31 PM

The cooler on the XFX 4830 and 4850 is good from what ive read. Also the 4830 is better than the 8800GT/9800GT. The 4830 can overclock up to 4850 performance if you can keep temperatures under control. Honestly I would get the 4830.
February 1, 2009 7:50:41 PM

ok awesome can i max out games with my mini 1280x1024? lol

Also which E-trailer should i buy from.
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February 1, 2009 7:51:18 PM

You should be able too as long as its not Crysis. The 4830 is better than the 9800GT.
February 1, 2009 7:57:31 PM

i dont plan on playing crysis lol. also which would be the best online retailer to buy from?

these are the only 4 that i can find which have the xfx 4830

Tigerdirect
Mwave
Ncix
Buy

thanks
February 1, 2009 7:58:44 PM

ncix will be expensive since its canadian, shipping will kill you. Ive used mwave before and they are good.

I see you already have a 750i and a 9800GTX, im assuming the 4830 is for a different system?
February 1, 2009 8:02:38 PM

yeah its for my 2nd system i did not know ncix was canadian lol. i am just use to newegg. i would rather spend the extra $20-30 on the card and get a lifetime warranty plus i can overclock and it will be covered.

is xfx just as good as evga?
February 1, 2009 8:44:09 PM

4830 on sale at the Egg for 75 bucks after rebate
February 1, 2009 8:59:08 PM

yeah but it does not have the lifetime warranty or the coverage for overclocking.
February 1, 2009 9:28:51 PM

who cares about a lifetime warranty? you gonna keep the card til you retire at 65? Far as warranty for overclocking, who knows if you overclocked it?
February 1, 2009 9:53:41 PM

i like to have it. because i might keep it for about a year or 2. also i want to add a aftermarket cooler. plus with xfx and evga you get american tech support not indiana where you cant understand them.
February 2, 2009 12:15:23 AM

yer money, but most cards have a couple year warranty, if yer gonna spend all that extra plus aftermarket cooler you mite as well go for something faster.
Yeh , its hard to understand them Indiana people lol
February 2, 2009 2:08:39 AM

i found a good deal on a VisionTek 4850 for $110 shipped so i might jump on that. but i like buying new parts not used lol. the reasoning for me saying lifetime warranty is because i can sell it for cheap and the person who buys it will get a lifetime warranty as well. plus i dont think other warrantys like powercolor or them support overclocking. and i think they can tell if you o/c
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