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Ok heres the situation, back ...
12th June 2009, 11:08 AM #1
Home PC - what to get
First off i wasnt sure what forum to post this in so opted for here
Ok heres the situation, back in october i built a new machine, now a few weeks back it packed up, shipped the pats back to ebuyer for test as its still in warrenty and it was found that both my cpu and Graphics card were faulty, was informed that my other parts would be returned to me and that the faulty good would be replaced, i indeed had my parts returned but after 2 weeks of waiting no replacement parts... gave them a ring and it turne dout there was a system error (dont you hate those.....) but it also turns out that theres no direct replacement for what i had so i would be refunded..
so now here i am with an oppotunity to upgrade once again but am in a bit of a quandry as to whats best to get and was just after some other opinions.
i am replacing:
AMD Phenom X4 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+
Gecube HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E
Im almost certainly going to be replacing the 9750 with a 9950 but when it comes to the graphics card im yet to fully decide...
Theres three cards im looking at currently
Asus HD 3850
HIS HD 4670
Asus HD 4850
Is it a no brainer and to push my budget to get the 4850?
Now im not totally sure on the amount of refund im getting as its not gone in the bank yet but im pretty sure itll be in the reigon of what im looking at.
i play games like Empire Total War and Armed Assult and some rpg's
what do you think?
12th June 2009, 11:12 AM #2
Surely the 4870! Its far better than the 4850 and only a little more expensive!! I have one, bought it on release day and ive been really pleased! I was with the price then too!
PowerColor HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer
12th June 2009, 11:16 AM #3
£50 more expensive on my limited budget mate, the 4850 really is maxing me out
12th June 2009, 11:18 AM #4
I very very very rarely go under £125 for a graphics card, the post above looks like a very good solution.
Personally I'm a big fan of the nvidia cards, in particular the BFG ones. Had mine about a year and it's still blisteringly quick!! (I did pay £200 odd for it though)
Depends on how long before you upgrade again I guess, I tend to go with a couple of years with a £600/£700 budget every two years.
12th June 2009, 11:23 AM #5
the refund really is all i have to spend, missus lost her job a few months back and cash isnt going spare, i could put £10-£20 to it which would get me the 4850 i think..
12th June 2009, 11:25 AM #6
MM thats pretty fair nuff, 4850 is still good though! A huge step from the 38xx series cards.
I remember the days when I had money
12th June 2009, 11:26 AM #7
Seems like good value for money to me!
It's like a free upgrade anyway!
12th June 2009, 11:34 AM #8
yeah thats how im seeing it, a free upgrade with the option of popping in a few quid to get somethin just that little bit better
so the 4850 is definatley the one to go for?
12th June 2009, 12:27 PM #9
What's wrong with your current rig? (This coming from the guy with a single core 64bit cpu)
12th June 2009, 12:34 PM #10
erm its broke... the cpu and grpahics card are faulty hence my refund
12th June 2009, 12:43 PM #11
Helps if I read!! I'm off back to bed.
Originally Posted by kevbaz
12th June 2009, 12:48 PM #12
dont let the door hit you on the way out! hehe
12th June 2009, 01:01 PM #13
Problem of having friends who upgrade every 3 months.
Zzzz... Zzzzz... Zzzzz...
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