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A few questions about the ATI HD 4830

By xarchsagex
Apr 25, 2009
  1. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Well the 4830 is a decently cool card, but if the problem ever does arise, the ATi Catylist Control Center (CCC) should have fan speed adjustment options. Remember to completely get rid of old drivers and install the latest ATi CCC. They come out every month with minor improvements, you don't have to get those though, just once every little while, or when you get a newer game. Of course, having up to date drivers is good.
     
  2. xarchsagex

    xarchsagex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Thanks a lot for all the help everyone!
    So here are the final specs it should be:

    CPU: Intel E7500 2.93GHz (I plan to OC it XD)
    M/B: GIGABYTEGA-G31M-ES2L / LG775
    Mem: 2GB Kingston DDR2
    Video: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4830 (Plan to OC too XD)
    HDD: Western Digital 500GB 7200 RPM
    Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE
    PSU: Cooler Max RS-600-PCAR
    OS: Windows XP Home

    I finally get a good computer... mostly free lol. I can't wait to game on this thing... It should hopefully run like a beast XD
     
  3. czplayer

    czplayer TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Look bro, save up some money, get together the right parts and build yourself a new pc. You'll be happy with one that you built with your specifications.
     
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    might i suggest the 4770 instead of the 4830 since you haven't bought it yet the 4770 looks to be a killer card ever outpacing a 4850 in some games and all for like 100$.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I think the price will go down below 100 after the initial release though. Either way, good choices.
     
  6. xarchsagex

    xarchsagex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Well money isn't an issue to me anymore cuz I got my paycheck lol. Right now I'm thing of upgrading the MB to a P45 one... and buying the the GTX 260 instead... I was gunna go for the HD 4850 X2... but since the game I play the most is Crysis Warhead... and people are saying Warhead doesn't perform well with multi-gpu's... I'm gunna just stick to the GTX 260. What do yall think? If I buy the MB and the gTX 260.... won't be able to upgrade the RAM for a bit... but then I also heard other persons saying going from 2GB to 4GB greatly increases performance in Warhead... (I'm getting 64-bit Vista) . So here's my question... If I stick with the HD 4830 or even the HD 4850 or 4770... and upgrade the RAM to 4GB (w/ 64 bit), would I able to play Warhead smoothly (30fps or so) at enthusiast settings and at 1280x760 resolution? Or do I REALLY need to upgrade to the P45 M/B and GTX 260?
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Crysis is totally overhyped, I wrote a little rant i don't care to bring up about it.

    If your getting 64-bit vista, might as well throw in $20 for a 2 x 2 set.

    I would go for a budget P43 board instead.

    GTX 260 is...I don't like the card, I say 4870 1gb ^^.

    Yes you would be fine with a 4770 or 4870 or gtx 260 core 216 if all you want is 30 fps.
     
  8. xarchsagex

    xarchsagex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    I don't like the GTX 260 either =( But I'm more worried about the 4870 getting hot, because reviews have stated it gets hot quickly... And I want to stick to that micro ATX case for now... which I'm sure doesn't have good enough cooling to stick with the 4870... I actually want way higher resolutions... I know Crysis is overhyped but I mostly play it because I have alot of friends that play it... and since my laptop failed on me (had 9800M GTX SLI), I've been outta it for a while... and this new comp a relative is giving me... through some upgrades... would make gaming freaking awesome... So if I get the 4870... would that case be enough?

    AND Also... It's so difficult choosing parts and stuff... so right now I'm just thinking of sticking to the HD 4850... and I'd OC it... so at Gamer/Enthusiast settings.... w/Vista... at what resolutions would be most suitable for a 20" monitor? and what fps would I get?

    I also don't plan to just play Warhead lol... CoD4/CoD5... Bioshock... Arkham Aslyum... Far Cry 2... WoW lol... but I just want a computer that I could stick with for a few years and at least play most games at Maximum/High settings... :(


    Sorry for the bother... =(
     
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