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bryanW1995

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Originally posted by: Cheex
Originally posted by: BadRobot
how are the cost of parts in jamaica? Or do you pay $us at newegg and get them shipped to you?
The cost of parts here are ridiculous. I intend to start my own business and offer computer stuff at actually reasonable prices....be the "Newegg" of Jamaica....:D

I buy from Newegg...:D


Originally posted by: ChronoReverse
Originally posted by: Cheex
Well I became partial to Nvidia because of the massive performance increase I got going from X850XT to 8800GTS 320MB...:D
That has little to do with whether it's ATI or Nvidia considering you jumped two generations =P
That is true though but another thing is that my first card was Nvidia...lol...Geforce 4 - MX4000.

Anyway, in terms of performance, how much (in %) is the 4850 ahead of the 9800GTX.
there was a chinese website that bfg linked to for the 4870 reviews. the name escapes me, but they did a good job of comparing a LOT of games with aa and without, lots of cards, too. They came up with the following: 4850 is 4% faster than 9800gtx without AA and 20% faster with 4xAA. Most other sites have shown that the difference with 8xAA is a LOT greater than this, too.
 

bryanW1995

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Originally posted by: SneakyStuff
512MB 8800GTS as far as deals go that would be a good one, but a 9800GTX wouldn't be a bad idea, personally i'd wait to see if the price drops a little more though.
that's a fantastic deal at $120 AR but cheez won't ever see the $40 mir so he's stuck at $160...and much better off spending the extra few $$ for 4850 (195 shipped no rebates right now at newegg).
 

bryanW1995

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Originally posted by: Cheex
Its not brand loyalty guys, I really did enjoy my X850XT (up from 6600GT)...:D

...and the $200 budget is including the resale of my GTS.

I probably need to rethink everything though. I think I need to upgrade several things. Noya raised a good point about the PSU.

:frown:
dude, if you're selling the 320mb gts you should net $70-90 out of that...putting you dangerously close to 4870 territory...:evil:
 

quadomatic

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Originally posted by: Rhino2
Originally posted by: ChronoReverse
Originally posted by: Cheex
Well I became partial to Nvidia because of the massive performance increase I got going from X850XT to 8800GTS 320MB...:D
That has little to do with whether it's ATI or Nvidia considering you jumped two generations =P
This is true, my 4850 should be here tomorrow and it'll be replacing my X850XT PE, so thats jumping up what....4 generations? I look forward to that performance jump :D
I'm right with you...I'm looking to get an HD4850 sometime in July. Upgrading from my X850 Pro
 

Quiksilver

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Go with a 4850 for under or equal to $200 budget.

Otherwise step up the budget to say about $250 and pickup a 9800GTX+, just so you can have that whopping 1 to 10 FPS over the 4850 and maintain your brand loyalty.
 

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