So I'm looking for a Radeon HD 4000 series card

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Kyle G., Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Kyle G.

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    With my new barebone kit I purchased from Tiger Direct, I'm noticing the video card has been having trouble competing with newer games such as Fallout 3 and Grand Theft Auto 4. For the past day and a half, I've been looking for somewhere to purchase a Radeon card, specifically from the HD 4000 series. My original thoughts were a 4850, or a 4870, but I see most places charge $130+. My current budget is $90, though I'll more than likely be able to get more from gifts, or working. Any ideas?
     
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    If that's like...a hard limit on the price. 4770 might be the best bet.
     
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    might help if we knew which country you're in.

    4770s still cost more than 4850s in some countries. 4670s are dirt cheap. in the US, you could probably crossfire a pair of 4670s for that price.
     
  4. Kyle G.

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    I'm in the USA. From what I can tell, 4770s are just under the price of 4850s. I was actually looking at the 4670s for awhile, I just wasn't entirely sure. Also, I can't crossfire as my board only has one PCI-Express slot.
     

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    You'll have to be careful with that Ultra PSU even though it's 600 watts. They are generally not very good. The 500 watt one I originally had wouldn't even power my old 8800 GT without shutting down in 2-3 minutes & would squeal loudly before that.

    So my advice is try to get a lower power card if possible. The 4870 is a really nice card but may be a little stressful on that PSU which could wind up costing you additional upgrades you haven't budgeted for. Though it's hard to say for sure.

    I suspect the 4670 as others have suggested wouldn't be an issue with it though.
     
  6. Kyle G.

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    I made a mistake there, it's a 650W Power supply. Here's the link to where I got it from. I'm seeing some really good deals with 4670s, so I'll probably get one of them.
     
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    Ah okay the extra 50 watts is a good thing & it seems to have good customer reviews there too. So I suspect it's a lot better than the POS one I had.
     
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    With a budget of 90 you're best looking online for used cards. You should be able to find a 9800GT/4850 for that price easily.
     
  9. Kyle G.

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    I've been browsing for used 4850s, but nearly all of them are $110. The cheaper ones have feedback stating that they do not function correctly. I'm looking at Amazon, and Ebay.
     
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    why don't you sell your current card to get more money and get a better card like a 2nd hand 4870 or a 5750.
     
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