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Old July 3, 2008, 08:07 AM
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Yeah it seems ATI is the way to go now for price:performance, but 8800GS is not a bad card. Upgrading from a 8500 is def worth it but you will see less gain jumping from a 8800.
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Old July 3, 2008, 08:21 AM
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yea i am just borrowing the 8800GS to see what it was like. I don't find it that great i mean Americas army is a low end graphics game and the 8800GS has a hard time with it. grant you its the lowest 8800 in the series. I thinking that i will just buy the HD 4850 and then down the road i can go crossfire if needed
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Old July 3, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Yeah that is probably your best bet. You will see some improvement over 8800GS for sure.
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Old July 3, 2008, 08:28 AM
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what brand do u recommend?

right now i am between vistiontek and sapphire

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Old July 3, 2008, 09:08 AM
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I think any are ok, my personal preference are HIS and ASUS. I just find on average the HIS cards oc a little better than most and ASUS gives 3 year warranty. HIS does warranty through retailer, so you can just send it back to NCIX (or wherever) if you have any issue. Faster that way but it is only 1 year.
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Old July 3, 2008, 10:06 AM
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There really is no "good" brand for ATI cards. I can't believe they won't give us lifetime warranties and customization like XFX or EVGA. I was kind of hoping to put a 4870 under a DuOrb, but I don't have the courage to put $300 on the line. Not when you're a student who is already in debt. SKYMTL mentioned something really cool:

Phone the manufacturer and ask if one of the managers can call you back in regards to something. If they call you back, that means they take care of their customers and they want to do business with you. Pick the company that responds the fastest, or how they respond to your questions and concerns.

I think now that the 4800 series are out, maybe since there is a large demand for these, that the companies, on the next round of the Radeon series, will provide a lifetime warranty and customization. That would be a dream come true...
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I choose Gigabyte for my Radeon 4870 because they have a good warranty and i hear they are very reliable.
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Old July 3, 2008, 04:43 PM
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right now 8800GTS KO is on sale for 209 is that a good deal?
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Old July 3, 2008, 04:55 PM
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No. Not at all. 8800GT can be had for as low as $120
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Old July 3, 2008, 05:04 PM
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So should i stick with the 4850 or do u suggest something else?
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