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Old July 22, 2010, 08:41 AM
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Default XFX GT 240 or Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850

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My video is currently integrated and while watching videos lately I've had some hiccups and recently developed a slight greenish tinge in some spots. Do I just need a new video card? I chose those two cards because they're both under $100 and have had good reviews by Toms Hardware in the Under $90 and over $100 category for this month. I would just like something that will play some older games, and play SC II. I mostly use it for Poker and for TV/Movie watching but would like to play some games if the mood struck me. I don't want to spend anymore than either of those two cards. I really like the current price on the 240 and was wondering if that would be suitable.
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Old July 22, 2010, 08:55 AM
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how much is the 240? i found the 4850 for 79.99 XFX Radeon HD 4850 512MB DDR3 PCI Express (PCIe) Dual DVI Video Card w/TV Out & HDCP Support XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 they also have gtx 260's for 99.99 and 275's for 150
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:02 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy XFX GeForce GT 240 550MHZ 512MB 3.4GHZ GDDR5 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Video Card - GT240XYHFC In Canada.

$15 off the regular price and a rebate of $30 bringing the total cost after rebate to $54.99
Oh and for the link you sent me. The shipping is this.

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FedEx International Economy $49.00
FedEx International Priority $64.00

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
USPS Parcel Air $43.00
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:04 AM
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The 240 can be had for for 55$ after MIR. Both cards are good, the 4850 is a fair bit more powerful when it comes to playing games, but depending on the game and the resolution it might be a good choice. I mean, it runs cool, its quiet, it helps with blu-rays.

I am not sure where you saw the gtx 260 for 99, perhaps a link would be welcomed.

What are these shipping costs, where are you shipping it ?
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Shipping to BC. The Geeks link he sent me is in the states. Those were the prices given me for shipping.
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Good deal, I would go with that one
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NCIX.com - Buy XFX GeForce GT 240 550MHZ 512MB 3.4GHZ GDDR5 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Video Card - GT240XYHFC In Canada.

$15 off the regular price and a rebate of $30 bringing the total cost after rebate to $54.99
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:20 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 700MHZ 1GB 1.92GHZ DDR3 PCI-E CrossFireX Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - GV-R485OC-1GH In Canada.

That one is a really good deal too. $33.82 off the regular + 20 rebate bringing it down to $74.99 after rebate. I'm so conflicted.
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:23 AM
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If the integrated video is going do I need to be worried about the motherboard as well or do they not affect one another? Sorry if that seems like a stupid question, I just don't really know one way or the other.
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Originally Posted by Bores Easily View Post
NCIX.com - Buy XFX GeForce GT 240 550MHZ 512MB 3.4GHZ GDDR5 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Video Card - GT240XYHFC In Canada.

$15 off the regular price and a rebate of $30 bringing the total cost after rebate to $54.99
Oh and for the link you sent me. The shipping is this.

Shipping Method Shipping Cost

FedEx
FedEx International Economy $49.00
FedEx International Priority $64.00

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
USPS Parcel Air $43.00
ouch,i'm in the states.Sorry i didnt even think bout shipping cost...
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:29 AM
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If the integrated video is going do I need to be worried about the motherboard as well or do they not affect one another? Sorry if that seems like a stupid question, I just don't really know one way or the other.
if you can get that motherboard replaced,possibly RMA it if you still have warranty.If not the board may be ok for awhile but i wouldn't risk the other components being messed up
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