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Windows 7: Is this a good deal?

22 Sep 2010   #1
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 
Is this a good deal?

My video card is about the only thing not up to spec now in my system. I'm not really a gamer but might start playing every once in a while. I also do some photo/video editing. I came across a few different cards on craigslist. One is a Radeon HD 4850 and the other is a HD 4870, both with 512mb memory. The 4850 is $65 and the 4870 is $85. Would the 4850 be enough since I don't game much, or should I go for the 4870?


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Go for the 4830 you're psu may struggle with the 4870.
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22 Sep 2010   #3
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

I've been thinking about upgrading the psu. I found a 530w unit that will fit my case. Would it be worth it to do that and go with the 4870, or would the 4850 provide good enough performance?
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22 Sep 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

530w would drive the card.
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22 Sep 2010   #5
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

A 5550 is about $60.00 0n the egg right now + a $15.00 rebate you may or not see...only needs a 400 watt power supply...This depends more on what games you DO play...
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22 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

The 4870 has two DVIs. Will you have two monitors?
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22 Sep 2010   #7
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Just one monitor. 22" at 1920x1080
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