GPU + RAM combo best one for me

hey, well it seems like waiting for the 5000 series kinda sucked =p, (just cant pay that high) but yea my recent choice of vid card is now out of stock and now im wondering which one to choose. It was a sapphire 4870 1GB.
The GPU is gonna be settling in with a I5 cpu and 500 w psu.
GPU is gonna be played on 1280x1024 screen, cant go higher and probably wont for another 2 years.
Well now i narrowed down my choices to:
1 sapphire 4870 512 MB + 4 gb ripjaw $205
2 MSI 260GTX 896 MB +4 GB ripjaw at $220
3 XFX 4850 1GB + 4GB ripjaw no combo deal 205 (worst than no 1 right?)
4 lowest chance ill buy (4890 1gb _4gb ripjaw 256 o.0!!!!

THX for your time!!!
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  1. 2nd one in my opinion. only $15 more for a gtx260 and 896mb ram helps u more than then 512mb. its just my opinion but i think u wont go wrong with either 1 or 2. but 2 seems to be attractive as its only $15 more
  2. if you decide to get the Gtx 260 make sure it's the 216 version, not the older one
    otherwise get the 4870
    you could just wait till the prices drop a little when the new cards come out and save some cash $$$
  3. Ehsan w said:
    if you decide to get the Gtx 260 make sure it's the 216 version, not the older one
    otherwise get the 4870
    you could just wait till the prices drop a little when the new cards come out and save some cash $$$


    I fully agree with this.
    You could also get a secondhand 4870 next week when everyone will be selling them in favor of 5870's.
  4. I agree that number 2 is the better option but i cant beleive you cant get a 4870 1gb from somewhere or are you tied to one seller for some reason ? Either way it would make sense to wait a week or so to see if it comes back into stock.

    Mactronix
  5. not really tied or anything, new egg is the only place i can buy any computer parts and 230 is like my max for computer + Ram combo 4GB. And wouldnt it take pretty long to lower the prices on these GPU? like the 955 cpu for example, it didnt go down at all with the i5 release. but im planning to buy in the next 3-4 days but yea its been 2 months of waiting for me lol.
  6. New egghave 4870 1gb cards in now as far as my browser is concerned just went through the order process for two of them to check it didnt say out of stock when i tried to order :)

    Mactronix
  7. yea i kno but i wanted ones with deals, like performance +price, no combo deal i gotta pay 153 +80. thats 233+. im just wondering would the 4870 512 be enough for me since its 30+ cheaper. i only play on a 1200x1000 screen so yea=p
  8. if u play at 1200 resolution 512mb would be more than enough. even at 1920 res in many games 512mb does just fine. but up2 1600 resolution u will be just tension-less with a 512mb memory so yes its just fine for u. but like i said gtx260 for $15 more seems like a good deal.
  9. At that resolution it would be enough but if you looking to try and cover 2 years then the more ram on the card the better really. I have only ever run ATI cards, no real reason just the way its worked out. If i was in your position though i would go for the MSI 260GTX 896 MB +4 GB ripjaw at $220 deal, just check its the newer model as Ehsan W posted.

    Mactronix
  10. yea i was thinking the nvidia as well but im a ati fanboy, cant lie =p. RED TEAM!!! but yea i should go with the nvidia and probably will ty
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