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Suggestion for 100-150$ range?

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July 2, 2009 3:53:14 AM

Would anyone like to suggest a card for 100-150$?

im looking at any brand radeon 4870....

if there is a better card for that price range than that. throw it at me :D 


jimbo
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 3:56:01 AM

4870...imo best deal overall
July 2, 2009 4:22:34 AM

as long as you have a good cpu to back it up... i'd go with a 4870 too
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July 2, 2009 4:28:30 AM

4870/gtx260
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 4:40:29 AM

can u get a gtx260 for under 150?
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 4:51:16 AM

yeah well i can see why you'd suggest it though. 150 or 160 doesnt make a difference, $10 isn't much. Just skip lunch for a day or two and you're good :D 
July 2, 2009 4:53:24 AM

if possible, find an HIS iceq4 edition 4870.
those things are amazzing OCers (at least the 3870 iceq3 is)
July 2, 2009 5:05:33 AM

rambo117 said:
if possible, find an HIS iceq4 edition 4870.
those things are amazzing OCers (at least the 3870 iceq3 is)


The 512MB version was selling for $160 after MIR (It's sold out, not a surprise though). However, the 1GB version is selling for $165 after MIR ($185 before).
Sapphire 1GB version is selling for $140 after MIR ($150 before).
July 2, 2009 5:08:16 AM

boudy said:
The 512MB version was selling for $160 after MIR (It's sold out, not a surprise though). However, the 1GB version is selling for $165 after MIR ($185 before).
Sapphire 1GB version is selling for $140 after MIR ($150 before).

buy the HIS 1GB, you WONT be dissapointed. thats a steal from what ive seen the prices on it (especially the 1GB edition)
July 2, 2009 5:08:53 AM

If you can try to find a GTX 260 216 in that price range because it performs consistently better than a 4870 1GB, but the 4870 would not be a bad card either.
July 2, 2009 5:10:41 AM

i just recently ordered an HIS iceq4 4870 with a game from new egg for $182 but you can get it from tiger direct for $174 with $3 shipping and despite how cheap the shipping is it will still get shipped the day or day after you order it and be in in 2-4 days

i havent got it yet but the reviews and specs are great 1 GB GDDR5 lol dident even know that existed till a few weeks ago
July 2, 2009 5:14:40 AM

baldybob said:
lol dident even know that existed till a few weeks ago


lol, welcome to our world then baldybob :) 
July 2, 2009 5:56:30 AM


mmmm, seen better cooling designs (*AHEM the HIS iceq4 AHEM*)
the air is just being thrown into the case making everything else hot, best to get a blower that will force air OUT of the case.

but for the price, hey come on, its a 4870!! it take it in a heartbeat, even if it wasnt HIS
July 2, 2009 2:16:16 PM

I'm no gaming or graphics card guru, but for $115 (with code EMCLVLN45 at newegg), this is hard to beat for value & performance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Especially if you crossfire ... 2GB crossfired for $230 ... great deal.

I have used the 4850, 4870, & 4890 1GB cards from XFX. If money is tight, you can't go wrong with this 4850.
July 2, 2009 3:34:47 PM

eagleowl said:
I'm no gaming or graphics card guru, but for $115 (with code EMCLVLN45 at newegg), this is hard to beat for value & performance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Especially if you crossfire ... 2GB crossfired for $230 ... great deal.

I have used the 4850, 4870, & 4890 1GB cards from XFX. If money is tight, you can't go wrong with this 4850.

that is true, the 4850 offers an excellent price/performance ratio. If all else fails, the 4850 will easily beat 4870 if crossfired

but! make sure to get an HIS iceq4 4850 :D  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 2, 2009 9:14:44 PM

well. im not raelly that tight on money. but is the $ difference from the 4850 to the 4870 worth it. last minute choice. thanks guys for all the good replies

jimbo
July 3, 2009 3:12:14 PM

blitzburgh39 said:
well. im not raelly that tight on money. but is the $ difference from the 4850 to the 4870 worth it. last minute choice. thanks guys for all the good replies

jimbo

no, there is a pretty big differance between the two cards. If you got the money, the 4870 is soooo worth it.
roughly up to 20-30% faster than a 4850 i believe.
July 3, 2009 6:15:50 PM

xc0mmiex said:
as long as you have a good cpu to back it up... i'd go with a 4870 too


i have an OC AMD phenom II x2 BE 550.... running at 3.8ghz
July 3, 2009 6:23:03 PM

id say thats a pretty good CPU OC to eliminate bottleneckage :) 
July 3, 2009 7:14:11 PM

:D 

what about a psu? that will power this all? idk much about psu's... and power.. so... im looking for something around 20a for 12v's...2 pcie cords.. over 500w... i need cheapest here.
July 3, 2009 8:04:37 PM

Bought the HIS 4870 1gb (not iceq--- too much moola) lol and a rosewill 550w power supply

total of 200. $$$

thanks guys
July 4, 2009 3:42:41 AM

blitzburgh39 said:
Bought the HIS 4870 1gb (not iceq--- too much moola) lol and a rosewill 550w power supply

total of 200. $$$

thanks guys

no iceq?!
sigh* oh well... at least you got HIS :) 

and about the PSU, your gonna need more than 20A... more like 28-30ish to be on the safe side
July 4, 2009 6:39:29 PM

guy on feedback stated: "The bottom line if you want a great budget psu that does the job then this is the psu for you. I'm running a Amd phenom 2 940 over clocked to 3.5ghz. two over clocked 9600gts, 8gb of 800mhz of ddr2 and 1tb and a 250gb hdd,13 case fans two dvd burners with know problem. Buy it you wont be sorry."

maybe i will be ok. i hope so.
a c 235 U Graphics card
July 4, 2009 8:27:19 PM

rambo that PSU has more then 20a, it has 18A per its two rails

blitzburg, rosewill PSU tend to have polar fans. People either really like them or really dislike them. I have no personal experience with them.
July 6, 2009 3:25:17 AM

xc0mmiex said:
as long as you have a good cpu to back it up... i'd go with a 4870 too


What is the minimum CPU for the 4870? I'm considering an upgrade to the 4870. I have an AMD X2 7750 @ 2.7 Ghz. Will the 4870 be bottlenecked by my CPU?

My local PC store has marked down the 512 HIS IceQ 4870 to $113 which is an absolute steal.
July 6, 2009 6:59:20 AM

gijello said:
What is the minimum CPU for the 4870? I'm considering an upgrade to the 4870. I have an AMD X2 7750 @ 2.7 Ghz. Will the 4870 be bottlenecked by my CPU?

My local PC store has marked down the 512 HIS IceQ 4870 to $113 which is an absolute steal.


First of all, please don't post on someone else's thread. Second of all, your CPU will bottleneck the graphics card.
However, I would still get the 4870 because it is around the prices of the 4850s. You can upgrade later. :D 
July 6, 2009 3:41:57 PM

ct1615 said:
rambo that PSU has more then 20a, it has 18A per its two rails

blitzburg, rosewill PSU tend to have polar fans. People either really like them or really dislike them. I have no personal experience with them.

ohhh *smacks himself in face* i missed the other rail :p 

sorry to scare you m8, youll be plenty fine :) 
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