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Old December 11, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Hello everyone, this is my first post on Hardware Canucks!

Just wondering what people thought of this: Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 -- 512MB at $259
Deal or No Deal?

If it's a deal, I should probably post it somewhere else.
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Old December 11, 2008, 03:23 PM
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should choose 6 more cases held by 6 more hot chicks to open :D

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yeah $259 is a pretty good price if you are looking to buy one
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No deal...$225 is a deal, that's just what the price should be .
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Old December 11, 2008, 05:20 PM
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I was told in no uncertain terms to stay away from Saffire.
HIS also sells a good line of Video Cards at Tigerdirect.

Just what I've heard, I personally use HIS and have had no problems.

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Old December 11, 2008, 06:29 PM
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Seeing that a 4870 is for $300+ on NCIX, $250 is a steal. Newegg USA has it for around $180 AR, so I guess it's a pretty good deal.

Don't forget that the GTX260/GTX280 are coming down as well. They're around $250 to $300 now.
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Decent price ... Card is definitely worth that right now. But, do some research on Sapphire's RMA policies. I'm sure you will find a lot of horror stories.
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Old December 11, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm not too sure about Sapphire cards (never owned one) but I'll definately check up about them before purchasing. Anyone have any experience with this card or manufactorer?
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Sapphire isn't that bad. Most always have to strap some after-market cooling on it though. I'd say that's where they skimp the most.
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Not sure if ASUS makes a 512 version of the card, but I got the ASUS 4870X2 and ASUS provides overclocking software that you may be interested in.

Lets you control the fan speed, monitor temps, override fans, gpu, voltage, etc. Nice out of the box overclocking stuff. I hate flashing the BIOS just to change my clock speed.
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