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Hd 4850 as my new gpu

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June 2, 2010 4:26:48 AM

Hello Guys,
here is what i am looking :p owercolor radeon hd 4850.

i found that there are many radeon 4850 cards available out there from msi,amd,etc and it goes on.
This one is the cheapest hd4850 that i found.

So my question is should i go for other brands(ie.expensive).I don't see much of a diff except in the money and
i still don't understand why different brands are priced differently.I am doubting that whether the brand that i am considering uses
lower quality components for reducing the price.Is it so guys?Also if i am going to overclock,would a powercolor prevent me at higher frequencies?

i have another question also.What is the maximum power supply required for the hd4850,if i am considering to overclock?
Would a 500 w be enough?No sli or crossfire x considered.

i have these choices and i cannot make a decision:
Here are my choices from zebronics:
Kindly choose a good psu from these(=< 600w)
http://www.zebronics.net/Platinum_Powersupply.asp
http://www.zebronics.net/pro_power.asp

Or should i go for a cheap 500w psu from coolermaster.

Based in india.Limited by few choices.

thanks in advance...

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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 6:03:40 AM

the difference, based partial on factor over clocks, partially on warrenty, partially on the cooler if it's not reference, and brand name can carry a price tag.

So if the warrenty on the powercooler is good, and the cooler has gotten good reviews the by all means get it cheaper.

as for the power supplies i'm not really fimilar with this brand, so i don't want to makes a possibly misleading judgement on it
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 9:51:56 AM

I never heard Zebronics before...
But from the options above i would choose Zebronics Pro 500.

About the card, can you show us the link for it?
It's okay if you want to use PowerColor, but isn't any other choice?
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June 2, 2010 11:15:20 AM

HD 4850 is a good choice (I say that because I own one). Check for the output ports. Some have 2 DVI and 1 S-Video, 2 DVI and 1 HDMI, while some have 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 DP. You might want to buy one which suits ur needs. As for the PSU, I guess a 550W power supply should be more than enough (again I have a 550W PSU). I guess the price difference is because of the output ports. Not sure.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 11:35:16 AM

If the OP want to run HD4850, 450W of quality PSU will be enough... :) 
But since i never heard Zebronics before then i suggest him Pro 500 because it has more amperage on 12V rail than Platinum series...
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June 2, 2010 12:39:11 PM

wa1 said:
I never heard Zebronics before...
But from the options above i would choose Zebronics Pro 500.

About the card, can you show us the link for it?
It's okay if you want to use PowerColor, but isn't any other choice?


What about the 500w platinum series.

Or should i consider the coolermaster extreme power 500w
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June 2, 2010 12:41:13 PM

jithint said:
HD 4850 is a good choice (I say that because I own one). Check for the output ports. Some have 2 DVI and 1 S-Video, 2 DVI and 1 HDMI, while some have 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 DP. You might want to buy one which suits ur needs. As for the PSU, I guess a 550W power supply should be more than enough (again I have a 550W PSU). I guess the price difference is because of the output ports. Not sure.


This has 2 dvi ports with a s video.
Also isn't 512mb enough?
My monitor supports vga and has resolution of 1360x768.
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June 2, 2010 12:52:33 PM

rajiv1990 said:
This has 2 dvi ports with a s video.
Also isn't 512mb enough?
My monitor supports vga and has resolution of 1360x768.


For starters, get the cheapest HD4850 you can get.a the cooler master would do just fine..just stay above the 450W line you should be fine..I have a ASUS hd4850 at stock clocks which runs fine in my 450W PSU which only has a 25A single 12V rail.....512MB is more than enough for your resolution! :sol: 
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June 2, 2010 12:57:13 PM

wa1 said:
If the OP want to run HD4850, 450W of quality PSU will be enough... :) 
But since i never heard Zebronics before then i suggest him Pro 500 because it has more amperage on 12V rail than Platinum series...


What is the benefit of more rails if i use only one card.Pls see the platinum series,it provides all the amperage in single and so should i go for the pro.
The card uses a 6 pin pcie connector and the platinum series also has one.
Pls suggest one from the platinum also in case i can't get a pro series.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 2:19:10 PM

For 1360x768 with your setup, you will be able to maxed out almost every games... :D 

then tell me how much those PSU cost?

For Platinum Series:
http://www.zebronics.net/m500w_platinum_powersupply1.as...
you only has 264W on 12V rail.

For Pro Series:
http://www.zebronics.net/pro_500.asp
You has 384W on 12V rail.

So you have more power on 12V rail with Pro Series...

If you can't get pro series then it's okay to get Platinum series, both series can handle HD4850. I suggesting pro series because they are more promising to me... :) 
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June 3, 2010 12:53:14 PM

i would grab the zebronics 600W if i were you..
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June 3, 2010 2:11:17 PM

area61 said:
i would grab the zebronics 600W if i were you..


But the maximum wattage would be 200~220W right then why should i go for 600w.
I know more is better but running short on money someone pls give a good reason for getting a 600W.

Anyway if possible i would get 600w as all guys are recommending it or again i would have to wait some more time.

Thanks to all of you guys.Great help from all of you.
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June 3, 2010 2:35:55 PM

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i think u should buy coolermaster extreme power plus 600 watt for rs.3500.i am using that to power hd 5850,q9550 stock,4gb ram,1 hdd and dvd rom and 3 fan.intel dg43nb board.and it works great.


Hi.thanks.
but now money is the only problem and not wattttttage..
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June 3, 2010 9:24:47 PM

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how much u r willing to spend on power supply

well i was laying my hands upon the 500w platinum costing 1.85k INR but after reading the different psu guides
i think i should wait for more for a better psu at ~3k.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 4, 2010 6:39:35 AM

you will be fine, either Pro/Platinum Series 500W Zebronics or 500W Coolermaster, they will run your card, i have HIS HD4850, just like yours.

For comparison, i use SilverStone ST50F 500W with (18+18) amperes on 12V rails.
The Pro Series 500W has (19+19) amperes on 12V rails, so that's enough to run a single HD4850.
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June 4, 2010 9:49:22 PM

Get gigabyte 460w for Rs 2.2k. Efficiency almost 80% and 15+14 amps on two rails. Am using it with my 4850.
Corsair 400w around 2.8k is also excellent choice.
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June 5, 2010 1:56:25 AM

Thank you guys,
So here is what i conclude.
A 380W (35A on max on single rail) / (two rails of nearly 18A to 20A) from any psu should work fine even if the psu has low efficiency.

Also won't i have atleast little headroom for overclocking with the above amperage because i have a phenom x4 BE and i am planning to OC my graphic card too.
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