Help! What GPU for Budget Build???

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Wednesday; Payday BUDGET RANGE: $500 and under ($400-450 preferable)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web Browsing, Multimedia

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard, Mouse, Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Aftermarket Cooler

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None; I chose all my parts from Newegg but I'll buy from anywhere offering the best bang for the buck.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but not to a serious degree, experimentation mainly SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm going to list the four different video cards I'm planning on using. Considering I'm going to be using a monitor with a low max resolution, do you think the 4670 will be good enough to play all of today's newest games (Fallout 3, Crysis, Bioshock) on max? Or should I step it up to the 4850? And out of these 3 4850's, which one has the most bang for the buck? :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102833
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150351
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252

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THE BUILD:

CPU/PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471 ~$190

MOTHERBOARD: BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138143 ~ $80 ($10 After -$70.00 from combo deal)

GPU/VIDEO CARD: HIS Hightech H467QT512P Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Turbo 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252 ~ $70

or

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102833 ~ $110

or

XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150351 ~ $120

or

HIS H485QS1GP Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161245 ~ $130

CASE: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156078 ~ $80

RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2F10664GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227364 ~ $50

PSU: 550W Antec TruePower (Older model I have laying around my house) ~ Free

Combo Deals: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.209473 ~ $200 (Motherboard and CPU)
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I guess what I'm mainly looking for here is which of these 4 video cards is going to give the best bang for the buck and allow me to play Fallout3 and Crysis on max settings on a 1024x768 resolution?

PRICE WITH THE with the $70 4670
Subtotal : $409.96
Shipping: $31.64
Grand Total: $441.60
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  1. This link will put you on page 2 of the monthly "Best GPUs at each price point":

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-price,2323-2.html

    Take a read, check the conclusion page and table placing cards in tiers, and then check some current (as in today's) pricing.

    Should be easy for you.
  2. Are you sure you want such a powerful cpu with a weak gpu? For gaming purposes, weaker cpu paired with stronger gpu is better especially if you overclock. I would recommend a phenom II x3 720 (140) or phenom II x2 550 paired with a sapphire hd 4870 512mb ($135). But that is if you are gaming. I realize that you are only asking for help with the gpu, but I couldnt resist.

    I would chose the sapphire hd 4850 with 512mb over the others you listed, because you dont need the extra memory.
  3. If your considering getting any of those gpus, might as well get a 1gb model. No reason NOT to get it over the 512 if price isnt the issue
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