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I was thinking of buying an EVGA 8800GTX and was wondering if my current setup would be able to handle it? I'm pretty sure if I oc my AMD 64 x2 4800 I should not have any problems. Also can my system handle two of these in sli? I read a review somewhere and they were testing two of these bad boys in sli with pretty much the same setup as me including the same power supply without any problems, but I want to be sure.
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You should not have any problems running an 8800GTX or two. OC that cpu a little bit and you'll be fine. Other members here will say that your cpu will bottleneck blah blah blah blah. Don't listen to them. One 8800GTX will be worlds better than your 7800. Two will be even better. I'm planning on getting one.
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Your CPU is fine, it still bottleneck it like every other CPU. I don't think you can run SLI on the G80s on an nF4 chipset, I think an nVIdia 6-series chipset is required but im not sure. 850W is recommended for SLI with the 8800GTX but you might be able to run it with only 700W.
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Your CPU is fine, it still bottleneck it like every other CPU. I don't think you can run SLI on the G80s on an nF4 chipset, I think an nVIdia 6-series chipset is required but im not sure. 850W is recommended for SLI with the 8800GTX but you might be able to run it with only 700W.
You can run SLI fine on nF4, nF5, and nF6 chipsets. Another additional requirement is that they run only in 16x PCIe slots. 8x PCIe may cause compatibility issues. You're fine though with your dual 16x PCIe mobo.
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The a8n-32 sli and the nf4, 5, ect motherboards do not support 16x X 16x sli, you need a 680i chipset for 8800 sli.

The card will be bottlenecked some, but should perform quite well. You will be ready for DX10, and you will be able to go SLI later if you choose.
    
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The a8n-32 sli and the nf4, 5, ect motherboards do not support 16x X 16x sli, you need a 680i chipset for 8800 sli.

The card will be bottlenecked some, but should perform quite well. You will be ready for DX10, and you will be able to go SLI later if you choose.
He has this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568 which is 16x X 16x SLI. So it does support. Hence the chipset name: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16.
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