I think the 4850 and 9800gtx are about the same performance. I don't know about the OCZ PSU, but i actually have that ultra listed before and it's not bad, 38 amps on the 12v+ rail, and a lifetime warranty I think. I'm happy with it for the money.
the 4850 is better and as any overclocker will tell you ,you cant ever have enough cooling
But is ATI 4850 reliable, Ive had Nvidia cards and all have performed well with good online driver updates also,a friend of mine has an ATI card and says he's had trouble with ATI's drivers updates.I mean dont get me wrong that ATI 4850 is tempting,looks like a good card.
Its just hard to choose a nice card when your on a limited budget.
I just wanna play some game without troubles,lol
I like that card very nice price is great too,the PSU is nice also but doesn't fit into my budget price range, same with the memory very nice not on price, if i only had a bit more in the budget id go for it.
so now its between the XFX 9800GT , HD 4850 ATI, MSI GeForce GTS 250 ,all these cards have a good price range.
Thank You, I really like that G.Skill memory,and also that Corsair PSU very nice too, only thing is that Ultra has lifetime warranty,if that makes a difference,but i do like both of your choices, i will be making my purchases this month,so i got some money jugglin to do lol.
Oh any thoughts on the cpu fan/heatsink ,is it too much,or the cooler the better? 29.00 bucks isn't bad though
Ok, I'm down to 3 cards,need some help on which one to choose, I will be on the ASUS motherboard above and the AMD Black Edition 64 X2 cpu, I will be using 4 gig memory, and I will buy a 500-maybe 600w psu.
and that ASUS M2N-SLI, will it have any problems if its 1.0 instead of the 2.0 express, and if I happen to choose the 4850 card,will it have any problems since the mobo is nVidia nForce sli 560 sli? and for the time being I will be on a 19'' monitor.
I am leaning towards that 4850, its a tough choice, your advice would be greatly appreciated.
Ok, I'm starting to have second thoughts on the xfx 4850,but I'm confused will the 4850 have any problems with this M2N-SLI style motherboard, is this mobo made more for Geforce cards, I just don't want to buy the 4850 then have to send it back,just wanna make sure the xfx 4850 will absolutly work on this board before I buy. but I'll go with the xfx 9800 gtx+ if it comapares better,and i will be on a 19" monitor.
The ATI 4850 will not have any problems on your Mobo as a single card.
A single 9800 GTX+ will be slightly beat by the 4850, but when in SLI it will shine. Also you need to read this article onNVIDIA GeForce GTS 250: A Rebadged 9800 GTX+ for the reason I in my post suggested the GTS 250 graphic card.
I just don't wanna go overkill on video cards for this build since this mobo and cpu combo is out dating as we speak, and I'll still need my cpu Fan/Heatsink but ill have to wait on that, and I'm really more towards Option 1, cus its closer to my budget limit.
this maybe my last submission,Don't wanna become a pest lol, + I need to make a choice soon,Too much research. So... some quick thoughts on my choices if you would please. I appreciate everyone's advice, everyone has been great help,Thank You all.