Posted by on Nov 22, 2009 in Computers-Hardware | 1 comment

I had been looking at buying a few new parts for my pc as I was so fed up with the lag and limitations of my aging machine. I deemed it was finally time for the good ol’ betty to get that upgrade.

I had saved for a while, and during all this time I was constantly following the trends, but by doing this I ended up getting myself completely confused about what to get! In the end I was so fed up and decided I needed some retail therapy. I might have rushed into a decision because of this, but hey, you only live once so who really cares?

I ended up choosing this bad boy:

Radeon 4850

Radeon 4850

I snapped it up for just over 1k which is basically a steal if you compare it to the 2.5k that it cost when it first came out. Aah, the joys of having a new series released and the attempts to try and sell the old stock :) I am really happy with this card and can play all games on full graphics that I have tried. I am running on a 19″ monitor so the resolution is big enough for me, but it also means that the card can handle it perfectly :)

The actual card

The actual card

I am looking forward to grabbing hold of some new games such as Modern Warfare 2 as well as Left 4 Dead 2! I want to see how my baby handles those new releases :) I would recommend one of those cards to someone looking for a decent cheap upgrade. It has an HDMI port on it as well so it really is a great buy.

What a change from my 7600GT!

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