ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB DDR5 - $119 w/free ship

syn0s

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Good deal still.. keeps up for the most part with the GTX 560 and on par with the 6870 in most games, especially if/when overclocked at all.. I've got a non-reference Gigabyte model that still plays everything I throw at it.
 

mgrman

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Sweet deal for a budget build. I'm building my brother in law a machine to play SWTOR, and this should easily max it for cheap.
 

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How much faster is this than my 8800 GTS 512, and is it from that gen of video cards that sucks crazy power? I have a 520 Watt PSU, and if possible, would like to get this, and then run my 8800 GTS 512 as a physx card. Whaddya think, bad investment?
 

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How much faster is this than my 8800 GTX 512, and is it from that gen of video cards that sucks crazy power? I have a 520 Watt PSU, and if possible, would like to get this, and then run my 8800 GTX 512 as a physx card. Whaddya think, bad investment?

bad investment. You should get a classic Muscle car instead.:p
 

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How much faster is this than my 8800 GTS 512, and is it from that gen of video cards that sucks crazy power? I have a 520 Watt PSU, and if possible, would like to get this, and then run my 8800 GTS 512 as a physx card. Whaddya think, bad investment?

I had a Visiontek 5850 for awhile. I don't think it's a power hog, but it requires 2x power connectors (6+8 or something like that). It was a LOT cooler running than the Radeon 4850 that it was replacing. It's about 2-3x faster than a 8800 GTS-512 (looking at Anandtech Bench or THG Charts).

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/Gamer-Index,2673.html
 

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Anyone ever order from here before?

Seems to be a mixed bag of reviews on reseller ratings and this price is like 50% cheaper then any other site so I'm a bit skeptical.

I'm really interested in this deal though, need another 5850 for xfire.

*edit* after reading more review it sure sounds like some of their stuff is recertified at best and just plain used and resold at worst.
 

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Would that be a decent upgrade from the 4670 in my sig? If so, I'll shell out a little cash for one!
BTW, reading under the specs, it does say "Brand New".
 

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My first post was a joke, 5850 is the host choice for bit coiners, but I guess that fad has passed. This is a great deal, cheaper than the 6850 and more powerful.
 

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It does use 2 6-pin power connectors. Now this would be my first gpu that I actually have to provide power to so here's a dumb question- are they regular molex connectors?
EDIT: never mind. just looked at the specs from my psu and it has the connectors I need.
 
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syn0s

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How much faster is this than my 8800 GTS 512, and is it from that gen of video cards that sucks crazy power? I have a 520 Watt PSU, and if possible, would like to get this, and then run my 8800 GTS 512 as a physx card. Whaddya think, bad investment?

Not necessarily a bad investment.. I just upgraded to a 5850 from a single 8800GT and can say I've noticed a huge improvement in a lot of newer games at least.. If I were you, I'd probably try and sell the 8800GTS though as partial payment for this, but that's just me..
 

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Would that be a decent upgrade from the 4670 in my sig? If so, I'll shell out a little cash for one!
BTW, reading under the specs, it does say "Brand New".
Yeah it would. I have a 5670 in my wife's computer. It's a great card for a low budget, but doesn't come anywhere near my 5870. You would see a very VERY noticeable increase.
 

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How much faster is this than my 8800 GTS 512, and is it from that gen of video cards that sucks crazy power? I have a 520 Watt PSU, and if possible, would like to get this, and then run my 8800 GTS 512 as a physx card. Whaddya think, bad investment?

im running a 5850 on my 2500k and corsair 520w psu just fine.
 

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Anyone ever order from here before?

Seems to be a mixed bag of reviews on reseller ratings and this price is like 50% cheaper then any other site so I'm a bit skeptical.

I'm really interested in this deal though, need another 5850 for xfire.

*edit* after reading more review it sure sounds like some of their stuff is recertified at best and just plain used and resold at worst.

I ordered from there a few times, I got one refurbed microphone for free (I paid shipping) and a couple of ps3 accessories which were still sealed. they ship from NY. they all work fine, so no complaints from me
 

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this sounds like a hot deal to me!. I run overclocked 5830s @900mhz and they score around 3500ish in 3dmark2011. Play my games without any issues -- i would assume a 5850 would be 10-15% faster then my 5830s.

Bitcoin mining is still quite profitable, value is currently over $3 and difficulty has plummeted. I run 3 cards (5830s and a 6770) after the cost of electric i profit $40 a month right now, not to mention heat 1/4 of my home for free.
 

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Can this site be trusted?? How can they offer 1-year warranty on an OEM? All the reviews say they've received broken or non-working parts, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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this sounds like a hot deal to me!. I run overclocked 5830s @900mhz and they score around 3500ish in 3dmark2011. Play my games without any issues -- i would assume a 5850 would be 10-15% faster then my 5830s.

Bitcoin mining is still quite profitable, value is currently over $3 and difficulty has plummeted. I run 3 cards (5830s and a 6770) after the cost of electric i profit $40 a month right now, not to mention heat 1/4 of my home for free.

A few months ago, I could buy a $10 newegg card for for 1btc. Now it's a $10 newegg card for 3btc, and the difficulty has gone way up.
 

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Anyone ever order from here before?

Seems to be a mixed bag of reviews on reseller ratings and this price is like 50% cheaper then any other site so I'm a bit skeptical.

I'm really interested in this deal though, need another 5850 for xfire.

*edit* after reading more review it sure sounds like some of their stuff is recertified at best and just plain used and resold at worst.
I have ordered lots of items from there. Never had any problems. Everything was factory sealed, or refurb & sealed. Looks great.
 

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A few months ago, I could buy a $10 newegg card for for 1btc. Now it's a $10 newegg card for 3btc, and the difficulty has gone way up.

When I started bitcoin mining in july, a btc was worth around $15 for one BTC. every month the value of bitcoin dropped and the difficulty increased until about september. Difficulty has been dropping 10% every two weeks. Today difficulty is only 50% of what it was in July.

I am currently mining and profiting $40 a month after electric. My kwh is only 7.2 cents though. For what its worth Bitcoin was $1.9 about 10 days ago and it was around a break even point so i stopped mining for a few days.
 
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You can crossfire these with 5870s right?

Any chance that this is a model with a "fixed" display port (so that I can use it with an Apple display?)
 

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My motherboard supports 3 of these in crossfire. I wonder if it would be worthwhile?
 

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i bought one for xfire but I think the 1 gig of ram would make tripling these not the best idea.
 

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i'm tempted but i think I'm still going to go for dual 5830 cards. I can get two for $155 and get performance greater than the 6970
 

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Yeah they seem super shady, under contact they don't even have a phone number you can call! that means no customer service LOL
 
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