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Originally Posted by hak8or;13346076 
As you all see in my system specs, I currently have 8800GT's in SLI, and unfortunatly, one of them just died. Well, not really died just yet, but I am getting a major amount of artifacts with it often.

Current problems:
--current 680i does not let me overclock my Q6600 over 2.6 ghz
--one 8800GT has a DVI connector not working after OS boot, works only for bios
--Other 8800gt just died on me
--PSU is a no name PSU, but it seems to be chugging along well. I was able to get my q6600 to 3.7 ghz a while back with the same psu and a different motherboard
--Case is a horrible no name, I pretty much hate everything about it


What do you all suggest I do? Should I just go for an entire new rig? I personally think that my Q6600 is fine at factory stocks for all games I am running. I do have about $1000 sitting around, but am worrying if it is too early to upgrade my entire rig. I am thinking of just buying a new motherboard for my Q6600, but there are little to no LGA775 motherboards that are good for overclocking other than the UD3P ones, which are near impossible to find for under $200 these days.

I am probably just going to go with buying a single new card, but I would like some opinions. Should I get an entire new rig? Should I just get a new graphic card? If so, which one do you suggest for under $400.

Thanks for your time guys tongue.gif

EDIT: 680i SLI sorry for not putting that in specs earlier, thank you for the very quick replies guys!
OMG, this was me exactly 5 months ago. My old rig was almost the exact same setup as yours, part for part.

A 560TI will be fine in your PCIE 1.0 slot, although it will be bottlenecked by your low clocked Q6600. Still, you should see some fair performance gains over the 8800 GT sli.

I'd go for one of these for a single card setup.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578&Tpk=560%20hawk

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125362&cm_re=gigabyte_560_soc-_-14-125-362-_-Product
post #12 of 16
there's honestly no need to upgrade to anything in your system besides to maybe a gtx 560ti..you may even be able to get along just fine with you single 8800gt..which is why is why i decided to hold off on a new build and just overclock and tweak my current setup a little more..you can either blow your money needlessly on a new rig now..or buy a budget gfx card upgrade and not notice the difference for a while yet
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post #13 of 16
why not just bake the 8800?
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Originally Posted by philhalo66;13349206 
why not just bake the 8800?

This. haha. It's an alternative solution.
     
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I would get a used board for =<$100 to push that quad higher. The UD3P boards are great overclockers but there are other boards out there as well. Heck my DFI is running strong and is amazing at overclocking. If I were you I would get a P45 chipset board (DFI or Gigabyte) and overclock the quad past 3.0. You will see big improvements.

Pair this with the GTX560 and you will be good for a while longer.
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if u want to sell ur dead 8800gt
id me happy to buy it from u
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