Build almost done just need card

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drneves7

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First here is the mobo, cpu, memory and OS.

GA-EP45-UD3P

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz

4 gigs of ram

Vista 64



So here are the 2 Video cards I was looking at

First choose was this one
SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Second choose but double the memory for the same price scares me.
SAPPHIRE 100258-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB

If you have better suggestions in the same price range please do make them. Also power supply is undecided but will be crossfire certified.

Thanks a bunch
Dominic

EDIT: forgot to say I mostly play WoW as of right now but I am going to school for pc's and I am very quickly becoming immersed in the posibility's so who knows how much video card I will need in the future
 

Drowsiness

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If you CAN afford the 1GB model, definitely get it. It's helped tremendously with texture load times in WoW.
 

MetalX

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The 1GB is probably the way to go. But it won't really make a difference in WoW. The texture sizes in that game are just not anywhere near big enough to require 1GB, and seeing as the memory is clocked at the same speed on both cards, textures will load at the same speed. Although, I can't say I've ever had to wait for a texture to load in WoW... it's not like the Unreal 3 Engine...
 
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