Originally Posted by holysyk
yea good point. i just dont have enough trust since i have been using intels and Nvidia my whole life
Also, as seen from your other posts, you have a relatively limited knowledge of computers. I think it'd be better to trust an entire community of people, as well as extensive positive professional reviews of the 4850, then your "gut".
It's a great card, and it wont cause any more problems than Nvidia cards will. In fact, right now, Nvidia's causing the most problems with their G84 and G86 cores.
Also, in response to your use of intel-
If you got an ATI card, you'd get a motherboard with an Intel chipset, rather than Nvidia. So you would be using more Intel than if you went with an Nvidia card.