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don't think its worth the money, their going to make a lot of heat in your case.
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Just look at from very general terms.

SLI is built for what? Speed. Speed Speed Speed. Its only made so you can process those games with that extra 25 FPS. At current, the only thing they actually ENABLE you to do (over the same card by itself) is EXTREMELY high res gaming and as someone else mentioned it allows you to run HDR and.

Now look= ahead on the couple years... or year... or hell, even the next few months. What do you see? Dx10. Whats this mean? It means your card needs COMPATIBILITY. Compatibility Compatibility Compatibility. Dx10 cards are all ready by themselves gonna be RIDICULOUSLY fast for their time, just as the 79xx's were. The next age in graphics cards will all be about how cards handle Dx10, now how FAST they can handle dx10. That will come much, much later.

So, if you can't get the preformance you want from 79xx cards, just OC it. If you're still not getting what you need, and you're playing on extremely high res, then go SLI for a cheaper cards, such as 7900/7950GT. But unless you're one of those freaks who has a 300$ monitor, SLI is not, and probably never will be, for you.
My monitor rang up at just under $400. If you are trying to do any kind of serious graphic design or even want a good looking screen for running a DVD you are gonna need a serious card.

My single X1950pro will power a single large res monitor doing 3D animation and renders but if I wanted to run more than one screen of that size I would be sunk. Hence my pair of smaller screens for tabs and browsers.
The Quadro is the choice for professionals...and multiple Quadros or other solutions for Stockbrokers or desingers or editors that need multiple monitors. That's thousands.

For the Average OverClocker I guess almost any card would do--as long as you can see the Super Pi screen LOL.

But if you like high definition and need high speed renders the most economical solution is SLI or CF. No way is a single card less than a $1000 going to give you what a $600 SLI set up will...

Since I am no pro at designing a $350 setup is more than adequate.
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My monitor rang up at just under $400. If you are trying to do any kind of serious graphic design or even want a good looking screen for running a DVD you are gonna need a serious card.

My single X1950pro will power a single large res monitor doing 3D animation and renders but if I wanted to run more than one screen of that size I would be sunk. Hence my pair of smaller screens for tabs and browsers.
The Quadro is the choice for professionals...and multiple Quadros or other solutions for Stockbrokers or desingers or editors that need multiple monitors. That's thousands.

For the Average OverClocker I guess almost any card would do--as long as you can see the Super Pi screen LOL.

But if you like high definition and need high speed renders the most economical solution is SLI or CF. No way is a single card less than a $1000 going to give you what a $600 SLI set up will...

Since I am no pro at designing a $350 setup is more than adequate.
So youre saying a single 8800GTX wont outdo a pair of GPU's that would cost you the same in SLI?
    
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there is not a sli set up out now that can compare to a 8800gtx unless you have a 8800gts sli but none of the 7 series cards can. not only is it faster but the way it handles AA, AS is compleatly different and makes games look so much better. I had a 7800gtx sli setup and the differance is 10 fold
    
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there is not a sli set up out now that can compare to a 8800gtx unless you have a 8800gts sli but none of the 7 series cards can. not only is it faster but the way it handles AA, AS is compleatly different and makes games look so much better. I had a 7800gtx sli setup and the differance is 10 fold

SO why did you get rid of it?

My reply before was stating the same for the record. I had a pair of 7900gt's in SLI and for almost the same price I went with an 8800GTX. No comparison and Im ready for DX10.
    
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I think I lost you there i was stating that a 8800gtx is far better than any 7 seris sli setup
    
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I think I lost you there i was stating that a 8800gtx is far better than any 7 seris sli setup

No you didnt lose me, I was agreeing with you.
    
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oh ok I guess your " So why did you get rid of it" comment lost me
    
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oh ok I guess your " So why did you get rid of it" comment lost me
Yeah i just looked back and thought you said you had 8800GTX in SLI.
    
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Its been stated before...but what the h3ll->

"Drivers for the newly released DX10 card, the 8800 series, will not be released until mid to end of 07'. This comes as a grim surprise to those that already purchased the monster card, as performance will likely suffer, until the new driver patches are released to the public."

Im sure Nvidia is thanking you all the way to the bank! Meanwhile, the rest of us wait eagerly for the price to drop, and for the card to actually be useable to the extent its advertised at.
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