• GPU Decision-Making.
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I'm trying to stay UNDER 125$. I will be gaming: L4D Hl2:DM CS:S Gmod Tf2 DoD:S My resolution will be at 1280x1024. I was thinking: 9800GTX 4850 Any suggestions?
4850 4870 if you can afford it
I looked at the '70, and I think I found a 1gig for around 140. It's not that much more, but do I really need it for my kind of gaming?
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102810[/url] 4870 $130 with free shipping [editline]01:48AM[/editline] Mhmm, you don't really need it, but it might be nice.
How much of a difference does 512/1GB make?
Your res doesn't really need 1GB of VRAM.
Right. So if not, I should be able to get a 4850 for ~100$. Is it worth it to spend more for that card? Also, I'll be on a quad-core @ 2.2ghz, so I don't think bottlenecking is a problem.
4850 for $100 is great for your needs.
One more question. Does it matter from why company I buy the card from? There's HIS, XFX, Gigabyte, Sapphire, Diamond, etc. Does it make a difference besides the price?
If you can get the 4870 1GB, I personally would, just for future proofing. I never expected to get a new monitor when I got my 9800GTX 512MB and I'm regretting not getting a 1GB version now.
That's what I was originally planning, and I have: 512 4850-110$ 1024 4850-125$ 512 4870- 130$ 1024 4870- 150$. And yeah, I think I'm planning on upgrading my monitor to ~ 22'', or 24'', whatever I find, within about 8 months.
I used to use a 1280x1024(17"), and 512MB was fine for it. But now I got a 1920x1080(23") and I set up a dual screen between both of those and now I'm finding 512MB lacking on newer games.
[QUOTE=Shadow187(FP);16132499]That's what I was originally planning, and I have: 512 4850-110$ 1024 4850-125$ 512 4870- 130$ 1024 4870- 150$. And yeah, I think I'm planning on upgrading my monitor to ~ 22'', or 24'', whatever I find, within about 8 months.[/QUOTE] Then get the 1gig version..
Don't get a 1GB 4850.
You're gonna be expanding your gaming horizons when you can run pretty much every game reasonably well on the market :v:
Ooh, if you're planning on getting a new monitor, go for the 4870 1GB.
Get a 1GB 4870. [editline]02:00AM[/editline] Stop ninja'in me.
I don't think I'll be doing much other gaming besides the valve games I listed; possibly some other free Hl2 mods, but I don't spend much on gaming. Should I still get a 1024?
[QUOTE=Shadow187(FP);16132533][B]I don't think I'll be doing much other gaming besides the valve games [/B]I listed; possibly some other free Hl2 mods, but I don't spend much on gaming. Should I still get a 1024?[/QUOTE] I still think it's worth it, you never know what the future might bring.
Because, oddly enough, I find myself more than content with 5-6 games.
If you want a 1GB card, get a 4870 1GB. The 4850 1GB, frankly, ain't that hot.
[QUOTE=Shadow187(FP);16132548]Because, oddly enough, I find myself more than content with 5-6 games.[/QUOTE] The way I see it is, go with the 4870 1GB and then you wont regret it later on if you get new monitors or start playing more demanding games.
But what I need to know is whether or not a 1GB is required. I WILL be getting a high-end (22''+) monitor within 8 months, but for the gaming I have, is-it-worth-it? [editline] Alright Kybalt [/editline]
4870 1GB all the way.
[QUOTE=Shadow187(FP);16132556]But what I need to know is whether or not a 1GB is required. I WILL be getting a high-end (22''+) monitor within 8 months, but for the gaming I have, is-it-worth-it?[/QUOTE] I would say yes. On another note, are you going to be using both monitors?
OP, don't go for the 1GB 4850. Go for a 1GB 4870. It's the best choice for you right now.
Na. My dad's monitor is flickering (sign of death), so he'll be taking my 19'' and buying me a 2X''. *Edit stop ninja .-.
I would still say get a 4870 1GB. No way you'll regret it later.
Yeah, alright. Now for my other question; does it matter which brand I buy it from? EG: XFX, Sapphire, Diamond, etc? *E Oh yeah, and are there any price-comparible NVIDIA cards?
Nope. Only issue is price. [editline]02:09AM[/editline] Look for free shipping, as well. [editline]02:10AM[/editline] Also, some brands have better warranties, some are more reliable (SPARKLE BLOWS!), some are overclocked, some have non-reference coolers, but for the most part, no difference.
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