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post #141 of 831
Two words: Quad SLI.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Two words: Quad SLI.
Yeah quite a good idea since nVidia just've released some new drivers which supports Quad SLi. Or they already did but performance has improved alot.
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post #143 of 831
Then you can pick up the Dell 3007FPW... THAT would be awesome.
post #144 of 831
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Then you can pick up the Dell 3007FPW... THAT would be awesome.
You make me droll. Stop that.
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post #145 of 831
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Lol too bad i really dont game at all. In fact the last game i played was oblivion like 2 months ago. i think ill stick single card and quit wasting money
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post #146 of 831
Dont even think about Quad SLI! It is a total waste of money! The current driver support is shocking and due to this it can actually perform worse than SLI in many games.

If you dont really game Waxshop then I think something like a highend SLI setup or a GX2 is a bit of a waste of money. I notice you have a 20 inch LCD though. Modern games do need a lot of power to produce high AA graphics at 1600x1200 so I suppose you might actually need something a tad more powerful.

TBH it all comes down to whether you are going to game. If not, then stick with you current PSU/X1900XTX/cooling and save yourself a ton of money. With all the money saved you could probably go up to a e6700 or X6800. Whether this is cost efficient is another story....but I think it would be a better option than spending more of graphics.

Hope this helps
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post #147 of 831
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Originally Posted by rustynator
Dont even think about Quad SLI! It is a total waste of money! The current driver support is shocking and due to this it can actually perform worse than SLI in many games.

If you dont really game Waxshop then I think something like a highend SLI setup or a GX2 is a bit of a waste of money. I notice you have a 20 inch LCD though. Modern games do need a lot of power to produce high AA graphics at 1600x1200 so I suppose you might actually need something a tad more powerful.

TBH it all comes down to whether you are going to game. If not, then stick with you current PSU/X1900XTX/cooling and save yourself a ton of money. With all the money saved you could probably go up to a e6700 or X6800. Whether this is cost efficient is another story....but I think ti would be a better option.

Hope this helps

nVidia just released new drivers to DIYers to improve compatibility and performance.
post #148 of 831
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I nkow alll about this stuff lol. Ive studied all i can but i think the X1900XTX can handle the gaming i do and im thinking about returning my 20.1" (since i never opened it) and getting a 19" or something
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post #149 of 831
Even so Namrac...there is no denying that QUAD SLI is still a huge waste of money! It is just a marketing ploy from nVidia to try and get people to buy 4 GFX cards (or 2 GX2's). Even with the 2 extra GFX cards I bet the performance increase over SLI is no where near worth the extra cash. The only reason I can see for it is if you have that 30" dell TFT monitor. However, they did some tests with quad sli and that monitor and it still couldnt even play game smoothly at the native resolution.
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post #150 of 831
Hehe sorry Waxshop I just felt like a rant about Quad SLI. Yeh that would be a really good idea to get a nice 19" TFT. I recommend the one which I have....it looks great, has a 4ms response time and has yet to disappoint me.

If not the Samsung...go for a viewsonic.
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