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Old November 22, 2008, 09:58 PM
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Agreed, for the extra few $$'s I would just grab the 750w, if you use my posted list above as a guideline, everything should come to around 800, give or take $50 depending on the exact choices you make. That being said the VX450 IS enough for your use, but for the extra 10 or so bucks, why not.

Unlike most items, a good PSU choice can be good future proofing. PSU's are about the ONLY item you can somewhat plan as future proof, even if new connectors come out, 99% of the time there are be adapters you can use, electricity is electricity, it rarely ever changes. Unless everyone decides to ditch the 3.3V, 5V and 12V standard, you could use a PSU amde 10 years ago thanks to adaptors.

Thats just my take on it, like I said the VX450 will power everything in your new rig with no issues.
Alright, sounds good! =D Guess I'll go with the 750w.

Thanks for all your help Chilly, really appreciate it

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Any opinions on the Sapphire HD 4830?
NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 2XDVI TV-OUT PCI-E Video Card - 11147-00-20R In Canada.

I'm looking for a quiet video card with a third party that has good customer service as well... How does Powercolor and Sapphire fit the bill?

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Old November 25, 2008, 05:06 AM
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Any opinions on the Sapphire HD 4830?
NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 2XDVI TV-OUT PCI-E Video Card - 11147-00-20R In Canada.

I'm looking for a quiet video card with a third party that has good customer service as well... How does Powercolor and Sapphire fit the bill?[/quote]


How does saving some money and getting a nicer card sound.

Canada Computers - Video Cards > PCI-Express Cards > Powered By ATI : Palit Radeon HD 4850 512MB (AE/48500+T352) ATI Radeon 4850 Chipset (625Mhz) 512MB (1986Mhz) GDDR3 Dual Dual-Link DVI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card.

around the exact same price there is a rebate but then just price match NCIX get the card down use the rebate and pay no PST.

NCIX.com - Buy Palit Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Video Card - XAE/48500+T352 In Canada..

I'll think this is the card to price match. " I dont know what card has a nicer cooler on it stock but just get an aftermarket cooler.

GOOD LUCK
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Old November 25, 2008, 10:44 AM
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How does saving some money and getting a nicer card sound.

Canada Computers - Video Cards > PCI-Express Cards > Powered By ATI : Palit Radeon HD 4850 512MB (AE/48500+T352) ATI Radeon 4850 Chipset (625Mhz) 512MB (1986Mhz) GDDR3 Dual Dual-Link DVI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card.

around the exact same price there is a rebate but then just price match NCIX get the card down use the rebate and pay no PST.

NCIX.com - Buy Palit Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Video Card - XAE/48500+T352 In Canada..

I'll think this is the card to price match. " I dont know what card has a nicer cooler on it stock but just get an aftermarket cooler.

GOOD LUCK
Unfortunately I don't think NCIX will PM that card as the CC one is AE/48500+T352 while the NCIX one is XAE/48500+T352. CC as well lists 0 stock so I doubt I would be able to find one. Oh well, thanks for the recommendation though!

Was also looking at the HIS HD4830, but the bundle doesn't include a DVI-HDMI adapter... No idea why they don't.

NCIX.com - Buy HIS Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 2XDVI TV-OUT PCI-E Video Card - H483FN512P In Canada.

After reading some reviews of Sapphire's horrid customer service I think I'm leaning toward the Powercolor. As always, keep the recommendations, comments, and suggestions coming, I appreciate it all!
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Old November 25, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Just get the 4850. Don't get the sound card till later. Integrated has come a long way from what I've heard.
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Old November 25, 2008, 08:38 PM
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Just get the 4850. Don't get the sound card till later. Integrated has come a long way from what I've heard.

Unfortunately I don't think CC has any of those Palit 4850s in stock. The other 4850s will run me atleast another $30-40... Guess I'll have to start saving my change haha
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