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Old July 20, 2009, 09:39 AM
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Default 4850/GTS 250 price hunting

So I am doing hardcore searching for the cheapest 4850/GTS 250 I can find. I've only got a few vendors of this stuff, could you guys help find a few more?

TigerDirect.ca-$140 for eVga GTS 250
NCIX.com-$120 for Powercolor 4850
canadacomputers.com-$130 for Sapphire 4850/$130 Asus Dark Knight GTS 250
DirectCanada.com-$108 for Gigabyte 4850
BestDirect.com-$121 for Powercolor 4850<--- very ugly but oh well
Newegg.ca-$113 for Sapphire 4850

So I know that the GTS 250 has a small performace advantage, and therefore making it more expensive. Now, along with that you guys recommend and power supply to power up the card? I'm on a tight budget, trying to keep it under $160. And do you guys know any other Canadian vendors for PC parts?

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Old July 20, 2009, 09:54 AM
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I think the gigabyte at 108$ is the cheapest right now. You might want to wait Wednesday for the next NCIX sale. You might get lucky with a cheap 4850 + PSU
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Watch out for the ASUS Dark Knight. Many of them have underclocked memory.
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good looking out skymtl. thank
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really? what a ripoff
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+1 for gigabyte
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keep your eye open for a ati 4850 for $69.99 after MIR. your best bang for $$$.
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I swear I posted here...but anyways...

I'd say get the XFX HD4850 since it has dual-slot cooling and comes about in the middle of all your current choices price wise. That most of the hot air will get dumped out of the case so your other components don't get toasty.

PSU wise, you could probably get away with the Cosair VX450.
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Old July 22, 2009, 07:26 PM
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keep your eye open for a ati 4850 for $69.99 after MIR. your best bang for $$$.
Um, ok. Could you send me a link to where? Thanks.
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