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ive been reading alot of posts about sli and c2d ocing. if i got a board that can do sli and i get the cpu up to 3.6 for 6600's would it really be a good enough performance boost to get sli or should i just go the cheaper route? no sli board? i know systems benifit better from greater cpu than 2 gpu's(which i understand, common sense) but if im gonna be getting 2 8800's i wanna make sure its gonna be worth the extra ~$500.
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Even the QX6700 is a bottleneck to 8800GTXs, so there's not much point getting those. SLi 880GTSs though would probably be a different story.
    
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and what am i supposed to get then? from what i hear nothing can keep up with 8800's
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and what am i supposed to get then? from what i hear nothing can keep up with 8800's
Nothing can keep up with 8800's at low resolution and with all eye-candy turned off. If you have a 24" monitor or better, the higher resolution will shift the load back to the video card. Also, turning on 16xAA + 16xAS + HDR will also stress your video cards as well. The 30" Dell/Apple displays still are graphic cards bottlenecked with everything maxed out on same applications.

What is your monitor's native resolution?
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i have no idea. old crt orion 21"
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