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Ok well if i take the walmart job i suddenly have twice the income i had, and will have alot of extra money. Now should i save up and buy the 1900 master card and a crossfire 3200 board or just get a better Nforce 590 board and the 8800GTX? (ultra maybe)
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well im giving the 1900xtx away, so should i get an 8800GTX, 8800 Ultra or SLi 8800GTS?
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post #3 of 35
I would go for the GTS 640mb. Buy.com has them right now for $319 which almost $90 less than what I paid a month ago.

If you don't like the card you can always step up to the GTX or get another for SLI.
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post #4 of 35
I'd do two GTS640mb's if I had the money
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i have 2x640mb gts's scores between 15-16k in 06
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post #6 of 35
8800 GTS 640MB is a much better "bang for your buck" performance wise... Plus, if you buy from eVGA you can always step up if you desire.
   
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post #7 of 35
I would go with the 8800GTX, because you will always have the option to buy another. With the 8800GTS, you will be stuck with two of them and have no room to upgrade later on when prices are cheaper.
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post #8 of 35
Yeah if money isn't an issue I would probably go with a GTX and get a second one later on.
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post #9 of 35
I'd get the 8800gts sli, what a powerful combo. Although more heat and more power it eats.
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post #10 of 35
I somewhat agree with joeubi, but I think I would get the 2 640mb and sli them. In my other post I stated that buy.com has them for $319.99 after MIR and Google checkout so two of those is only $110 more than one 8800gtx, and you can always trade up to the 8800gtx. If you aren't planning on sli gtx's very soon by the time u could afford or need to sli the gtx there will be a new more expensive single video card you'd want to blow the proverbial wad on.
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