Hello all, I wanted to get the $750 gaming system listed in the 2010 marathon computer building. in fact, i already did. i got all parts and installed them on the computer. the only parts that i am still waiting on are the graphics card.
However, it seems that these cards are no longer being made...anywhere. Ive tried various vendors but no deal. I am looking for a suitable replacement for around the same price. hopefully it will be better quality?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP
BUDGET RANGE: $200-250
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: everything minus the graphics card
You have a crossfire capable mobo but don't get two cards, get one and add another one later when you'll need it (when the games will be more demanding, as of now you can play anything with those cards below).
Instead of buying now two weaker and older cards like the 4850, get a good one like a HD 5770 or HD 5830. Then you'll be able either to buy another one and crossfire or sell it and buy a more powerful one. Anyway you can't get two decent cards on your budget.