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I have 1 NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 I bought about 2 years and a half ago I believe, problem is that there are some games that my card cant handle anymore on full settings / effects.. is it possible to add another cheap Nvidia video card beside to it since I do have the slot for a second card.. I've heard of people putting 2 of the same cards but can I put a cheap one like a 60-80 $ video card ?? will that work???

( IF ) it would work what card would you recommend me to get?

I'm buying next week these 2 to upgrade my PC

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

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Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121511

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But I don't have enough money to add a second video card.. and the one im using now its not handling very well the latest games on max settings.. Also I'm afraid I can't find a 8800 GTS 512 used in the country im living in..
Edited by SystemC - 10/26/11 at 12:48pm
post #2 of 14
You can hook up another 8800 GTS 512, you can find them used for about $50. Also, fill out your system specs. We need to make sure your motherboard supports SLI.
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post #3 of 14
I've always thought that SLI only works on the exact same cards.
You could run a cheaper card as a dedicated physx card, but last time I checked having a physx card barely boosted your performance.
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post #4 of 14
probably better with newer gen. you don't say which country so i will assume US and say pick one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5%20-%20%24100
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post #5 of 14
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added some more info... on main thread..
post #6 of 14
yeah...probably just better to get a more up to date card

heck a used 4890 could probably be had for about that price and is still a great performer
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post #7 of 14
You are talking about SLI...you will need two of the exact same graphics card to SLI (though they can be different brand names) So you would need another 8800GTS 512MB to SLI it.

Though honestly two 8800GTS's today isn't going to be all that better than one...might get you up to medium in some games.
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post #8 of 14
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So what should I do.. just get a better a more up to date video card like trulsrohk suggested?

What video card would you guys suggest I get then.. ( budget around 80-150$) I know I can't probably buy anything good with that but I'm already spending like 600 $ on processor and MOBO and im totally out of money @_@... I just want to play games on max settings.. :/
post #9 of 14
how about not spending 300 bucks on a cpu..? 2500k is more than enough and is a 100 bucks cheaper...thats 180 now for a gcard

edit: ok 250 bucks!
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post #10 of 14
Please goto your User Control panel, and add your system to your profile so we know what hardware you have. Then we'll hopefully be able to provide some more information for you

http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

^^^^^ is the link ^^^^^
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