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512MB PowerColor HD 3850 - £63.39
512MB PowerColor HD 3850 - £63.39

512MB PowerColor HD 3850 - £63.39

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Excellent mid-range card at a great price

Chipset: HD 3850

GPU Speed: 720 MHz

Memory: 512MB

Memory Bit Rate: 256 Bit

Memory Type: GDDR3

Memory Speed: 1800 MHz

Pipelines/Stream Process: 320

Cooling: Fan

Interface: PCI-E 2.0 (x16)

Connectivity: 2 x DVI-I

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38 Comments

amazing price
not that far off a 8800gt at nearly half the price

Original Poster

smoke me a kipper skipper i'll be back for breakfast !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

Bargain upgrade. Damn my laptop not being a desktop...

Awesome card for the money, just ordered one!

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elflembo;2186043

smoke me a kipper skipper i'll be back for breakfast !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D


lol great episode

i have this card (paid 69 last time it was on offer)
and its very good , runs very cool
the fans a fixed speed one which is very good if a little loud (cant really hear it that much over the case fans)

plays all my games maxed out at 1680 x 1050 cod4 bioshock
crysis also (with shaders and physics and water at high)
smooth

best buy right now for a graphics card

Does it need extra power ?

My Dell Vostro dosent have a spare power connector :oops:

yeah, i got this a couple weeks ago, last time it was on sale. people should not that the picture scan are using is wrong - the actual card has 2 DVI ports, as it says in tech specs, not 1 DVI and 1 HDMI port, as the picture shows.

It does have an adapter in the box to turn the DVI port into an HDMI port, and the card supports 5.1 output through the HDMI adapter.

The price is not wrong on the screen, this is one of the items on the Today only pages. So this will expire around midday tomorrow.

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The price shown is the none-offer price

clicking buy will get you the offer price.

Or go to [url]www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly[/url] to see it and the other offers

amazing card, im using it at the moment. runs nice in HD. runs all games ive got on full with no problems

Original Poster

user1234;2186795

The price is not wrong on the screen, this is one of the items on the … The price is not wrong on the screen, this is one of the items on the Today only pages. So this will expire around midday tomorrow.



Tried to give a direct link to the deal which is why i mentioned the wrong price and needing to take it thru to the basket, yes the deal will expire at midday tomorrow but if i add an expiry date the deal will expire at midnight tonight :thumbsup:

Great price!

Original Poster

Thinking of selling my 8800gt and getting two of these for crossfire, any opinions ??

elflembo;2187200

Thinking of selling my 8800gt and getting two of these for crossfire, any … Thinking of selling my 8800gt and getting two of these for crossfire, any opinions ??



Some reviews I've just looked thru put a 3850 CF setup about on par with a single 512Mb GTS in certain circumstances...

tweaktown.com/art…46/

legitreviews.com/art…/1/

Even more reviews here -> google.com/sea…iew

First things first though, you need to make sure you motherboard actually supports CrossFIre first. Also, it would be preferable (although not essential) if your motherboard chipset for an Intel platform is X38 or X48 since you can then have both PCI-E slots at 16x whereas older chipsets would have been 16x + 8x.

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Cuddy;2187503

Some reviews I've just looked thru put a 3850 CF setup about on par with … Some reviews I've just looked thru put a 3850 CF setup about on par with a single 512Mb GTS in certain circumstances...http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1246/http://www.legitreviews.com/article/591/1/Even more reviews here -> http://www.google.com/search?q=3850+crossfire+reviewFirst things first though, you need to make sure you motherboard actually supports CrossFIre first. Also, it would be preferable (although not essential) if your motherboard chipset for an Intel platform is X38 or X48 since you can then have both PCI-E slots at 16x whereas older chipsets would have been 16x + 8x.




Yeah good shout while my mobo is crossfire capable it is one slot 16x and one 8x think i'll stick with the 8800gt :thumbsup:

Original Poster

WHY DO PEOPLE VOTE COLD AND NOT GIVE REASONS!!! If you can get this cheaper please let us all know.

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voted hot - good price ... wish i had the cash!

Voted HOT...just need to find 5 topics on AVforums to post on.. lol

Original Poster

father murphy;2187782

voted hot - good price ... wish i had the cash!



don't we all!!!!!! building a cheap second pc and this is just tempting me towards bigger and better:)

Went and ordered one, spammed AV forums a bit for free delivery

Original Poster

deanos;2186210

Does it need extra power ?My Dell Vostro dosent have a spare power … Does it need extra power ?My Dell Vostro dosent have a spare power connector :oops:



It needs more power than the PCI Express slot can provide but you can use Molex to PCI Express Graphics Card Power Cable to get round not having power connector this should come with the card

[IMG]amazon.co.uk/gp/…t_0?ie=UTF8&n=560798&s=electronics[/IMG]

You will need two molex connections though ;-)

elflembo;2189140

It needs more power than the PCI Express slot can provide but you can use … It needs more power than the PCI Express slot can provide but you can use Molex to PCI Express Graphics Card Power Cable to get round not having power connector this should come with the card[IMG]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B000KU3QD8/ref=dp_image_text_0?ie=UTF8&n=560798&s=electronics[/IMG]You will need two molex connections though ;-)



The only power connectors i have are SATA :oops:

deanos;2189163

The only power connectors i have are SATA :oops:



The card comes with a 4pin molex to 6pin PCI-E power adaptor...

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6682/contentsmh5.jpg

The card might not look exactly the same but the rest of the items in that image should.

Original Poster

Great info again Cuddy cheers

Original Poster

Can't figure how this ain't hot posted this two weeks ago and it was hot with less ram and couple of quid more :?

hotukdeals.com/ite…63/

My budget can't reach the 3870 or 8800 cards so I have compromised and reading the reviews of this card I think I have made the right choice.

Saving that anything is better than onboard graphics and my 256mb 8400gs which bridged the gap until I decided what to get. Hopefully it will arrive by the end of the week.

Thanks top find.

deanos;2189163

The only power connectors i have are SATA :oops:

There are SATA to molex adaptors available (e.g. eBay item 120266477924), which can in turn be connected to the molex to PCI-E power adaptor supplied. But it won't work if the PSU itself isn't powerful enough to cope.

QUOTE=Crossbow;2190469]There are SATA to molex adaptors available (e.g. eBay item 120266477924), which can in turn be connected to the molex to PCI-E power adaptor supplied. But it won't work if the PSU itself isn't powerful enough to cope.[/QUOTE]


Ahh cool ! :thumbsup:[

I think the power supplys in the Dells are pretty good they run 8800GT's fine from posts ive seen on the Dell forums

elflembo;2190020

Can't figure how this ain't hot posted this two weeks ago and it was hot … Can't figure how this ain't hot posted this two weeks ago and it was hot with less ram and couple of quid more :?http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/183497/powercolor-hd-3850-256mb-64-63/



Might be due to the nw stuff coming out in a couple of weeks

Original Poster

This Expires At Approx 12.00 Midday Today

Not long left folks...

deanos;2190642

I think the power supplys in the Dells are pretty good they run 8800GT's … I think the power supplys in the Dells are pretty good they run 8800GT's fine from posts ive seen on the Dell forums

I'm aware that Dell's PSUs are 'underrated', etc, but the Dell PSU still needs to be a certain wattage to run a 8800GT safely, i.e. 350w & above I think. IMO, people running a 8800GT on a 300w PSU are taking an undue risk.

Now back to £88.00.

It'll probably be back soon at the reduced price, as these things usually are :thumbsup:

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I find sending a request email helps

price has gone up a bit

when you add to the basket you get this


Net Total £9,999.00

Carriage £6.49

V.A.T. £1,750.96

TOTAL £11,756.45

lol

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That is probably as it's expired....

Recieved mine today. Very fast but quite noisey as the fan is stuck at 100%, will mod it so I can connect it up to my fan controller

The heatsink is excellent, well built and unlike in the picture it also has a metal plate that covers the RAM chips to aid their cooling.

Mine is dual DVI with a DVI->HDMI adaptor.
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