4850 or something else?

I'm putting together a new rig and have really been looking at the XFX 4850 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150351 ). I'd like to stay in that price range and am wanting to play games at 1920x1080. Would this card be a good fit? If not, any suggestions?


Oh, also, would a 550W PSU ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702010 ) be able to efficiently handle a 4850?
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  1. what's the rest of your system going to look like?

    regardless though:
    a 550W PSU would be able to handle a 4850 without a problem.

    however, depending on your current PSU, you might consider a 5750. it's performance is comparable if not better than the 4850 but it supports directx11, which i got a good feeling will take off soon. plus it's power consumption is a lot less than the 4850, only 16W at idle and i think it peaks around 80W. as a result runs cooler too.

    for 15$ more, i don't think you can go wrong.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859&cm_re=5750-_-14-102-859-_-Product

    the vapor-x version is 10$. it's a tad faster and better cooling

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102865&cm_re=5750-_-14-102-865-_-Product
  2. reignsupreme11 said:
    what's the rest of your system going to look like?

    regardless though:
    a 550W PSU would be able to handle a 4850 without a problem.

    however, depending on your current PSU, you might consider a 5750. it's performance is comparable if not better than the 4850 but it supports directx11, which i got a good feeling will take off soon. plus it's power consumption is a lot less than the 4850, only 16W at idle and i think it peaks around 80W. as a result runs cooler too.

    for 15$ more, i don't think you can go wrong.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859&cm_re=5750-_-14-102-859-_-Product

    the vapor-x version is 10$. it's a tad faster and better cooling

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102865&cm_re=5750-_-14-102-865-_-Product



    The rest of my planned system is as follows:


    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 - $60

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 - $55

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

    Sony Optiarc Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131061 - $20

    BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702010 $50

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 - $95

    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402 - $120

    AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103694 - $90


    (Last two come in a combo deal)
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