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Graphics Card that Will Fit My Computer

By ruffrider5956
Aug 24, 2009
  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    Yeah thats one of the more outrageous one i have heard, although i have not seen it myself, I must be really smart luvhuffer!... it took me a mere 44 years to figure that out LOL BTW, i like your day job, where do I put in an application?:D
     
  2. ruffrider5956

    ruffrider5956 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    I think the guy at best just didnt know what he was talking about. I was also wondering is the hd4890 a loud card because my computer is really quite and i like it that way lol.
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    That depends on the specific vendor, they all have their own cooling solutions, so round up some reviews and have a read. this one however is known for being very quiet, and sapphire in general is known for having quite cooling solutions.
     
  4. chrome009

    chrome009 TS Rookie

    great deal with phenom quad core 9500
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    I have two HD 4890s in two different PCs. One is made by Powercolor in an older Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R motherboard with an E6850 processor and the other is made by Gigabyte on a Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P mobo with an AMD Phenom II X4 955. In both rigs they run quietly except when the PC first starts up. The fans go full speed for a second and then slow down to normal speeds. As far as games go, of course, it probably depends on what kind of games you like to play. I have Crysis but I haven't played it on either of these cards yet. I also happen to have yet another Radeon HD 4890 made by XFX. Don't ask why. It's a long story. It currently sits in its box but I did install it temporarily in one of my PCs and it was as quiet as the others. None of them are overclocked versions and they all have the ATI standard cooler. As far as my experience has been it isn't a particularly noisy card. Hopefully, your experience will be the same.
     
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