Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-25-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
MNI-SmellyCakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 270
Default Should I go for this?

Quick question. Looking at the HD 4850's on newegg and came across this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121272R

It says it's open box. But it's $109 bucks compared to $134 after $30 MIR..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121272

Should I go for this? Or should I spend a little more for this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161259
__________________

__________________
Sapphire HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 | 2GB Corsair 667MHz | 250GB Sata HDD @ 7200RPM | 500W StealthxStream | AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ 2.11GHz | DVD/CD Drive |
MNI-SmellyCakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
63083's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,129
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Well, looks like a good card but why wouldn't you go with a dual slot design?
Even though the ASUS has a bigger MIR, this is what I would get. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161244
__________________

__________________
XPEX Vortex 3620 Mid Tower, Rosewill 450 Watt PSU, MSI P6N SLI Platinum 650i, Intel Celeron D 356, 2GB G.SKILL DDR2 800, Western Digital 40GB, (2) EVGA 7950GT 256MB Video Cards in SLI, HP DVD Multi-Burner, Windows XP.
63083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Should I go for this?

The open box one should be OK. Asus makes a very nice video card and the price is right. It also has a better cooling solution than the HIS that 63083 suggested.
Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 09:59 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
wol-va-rine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,104
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
The open box one should be OK. Asus makes a very nice video card and the price is right. It also has a better cooling solution than the HIS that 63083 suggested.
and the ASUS actually is also a dual slot cooler...
__________________
MY INTARDNET BEAST ■ Antec 300 ■ Q6600 B3, 2.8GHz @ 1.325v ■ MSI X48C Platinum ■ Kingwin XT-1264 ■ Visiontek HD 4870 512MB ■ 4x1GB Transcend aXeRam DDR3-1800 @ 1400MHz ■ WD Raptor (160GB) ■ Western Digital (250GB) ■ Samsung (640GB) ■ Seagate (500GB) ■ WD Caviar Green (1TB) ■ OCZ ProXStream 1kw ■ Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum ■ JVC HA RX900 ■

ME ■ I am bald and my head is lumpy...fear me ■
wol-va-rine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 01:18 AM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
63083's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,129
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Rooster- the open design is better for some cooling purposes but I would not use it unless my case had a lot of fans to suck out the hot air the card would spew everywhere. I guess it just depends on the case cooling you have.

Wolverine- Well, yes it is a dual slot design but it does not expel the heat generated out the back like the HIS. And with a case that has limited cooling (like mine), I would go with the HIS.
__________________
XPEX Vortex 3620 Mid Tower, Rosewill 450 Watt PSU, MSI P6N SLI Platinum 650i, Intel Celeron D 356, 2GB G.SKILL DDR2 800, Western Digital 40GB, (2) EVGA 7950GT 256MB Video Cards in SLI, HP DVD Multi-Burner, Windows XP.
63083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 05:55 AM   #6
In Runtime
 
MNI-SmellyCakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 270
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Ok. I was just worried that it could possibly come DOA. Or have anyother complications.
__________________
Sapphire HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 | 2GB Corsair 667MHz | 250GB Sata HDD @ 7200RPM | 500W StealthxStream | AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ 2.11GHz | DVD/CD Drive |
MNI-SmellyCakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 07:43 AM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
wol-va-rine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,104
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MNI-SmellyCakes View Post
Ok. I was just worried that it could possibly come DOA. Or have anyother complications.
if you need any of the accessories/adapters that come with the video card then don't get the open box, it is only guaranteed to ship with the card itself and nothing else, you may get the accessories but the odds are you probably won't...
__________________
MY INTARDNET BEAST ■ Antec 300 ■ Q6600 B3, 2.8GHz @ 1.325v ■ MSI X48C Platinum ■ Kingwin XT-1264 ■ Visiontek HD 4870 512MB ■ 4x1GB Transcend aXeRam DDR3-1800 @ 1400MHz ■ WD Raptor (160GB) ■ Western Digital (250GB) ■ Samsung (640GB) ■ Seagate (500GB) ■ WD Caviar Green (1TB) ■ OCZ ProXStream 1kw ■ Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum ■ JVC HA RX900 ■

ME ■ I am bald and my head is lumpy...fear me ■
wol-va-rine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 08:09 AM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
63083's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,129
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MNI-SmellyCakes View Post
Ok. I was just worried that it could possibly come DOA. Or have anyother complications.
smelly, anything can come DOA, it's just a matter of choosing good parts so it usually doesn't happen.
__________________
XPEX Vortex 3620 Mid Tower, Rosewill 450 Watt PSU, MSI P6N SLI Platinum 650i, Intel Celeron D 356, 2GB G.SKILL DDR2 800, Western Digital 40GB, (2) EVGA 7950GT 256MB Video Cards in SLI, HP DVD Multi-Burner, Windows XP.
63083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 09:48 AM   #9
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Newegg always test open box parts before putting them back up for sale.

I'd personally go with whatever's cheapest, which would be the open box.
__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 03:27 PM   #10
In Runtime
 
MNI-SmellyCakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 270
Default Re: Should I go for this?

Ok guys, thanks for the responses.

Yeah, I'm aware it's just the video card. The only thing I'd like to have is a compositie adapter, but those are super cheap..so no need to go w/ anything else.
__________________

__________________
Sapphire HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 | 2GB Corsair 667MHz | 250GB Sata HDD @ 7200RPM | 500W StealthxStream | AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ 2.11GHz | DVD/CD Drive |
MNI-SmellyCakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0