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hi i got some money from my mom ($500) and want to buy a lcd monitor a physx card and 2 of these but want to know if these are sli ready?



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post #2 of 27
Yes it is SLI capable.
You would be better off passing on the Physx card and putting the money toward a different upgrade IMO.
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post #3 of 27
Yes it is, as long as the motherboard supports sli.

But dont get two 8600gt's in sli, that would be very pointless.

Just get 1 8800gts 640 mb.

Dont get a physix card either, that would be more pointless then two 8600gts in sli.
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post #4 of 27
Yes all geforce 6,7, and 8 series cards are sli ready. But I think you should buy a single 8600gts since you can sli those later on if you need to. A single 8600gts will perform similar to a pair of 8500gt's.

As for the physx card, I recommend you stay away from them. There aren't many games that utilize it, maybe later games will but not now. You can spend that extra money and get a 8800gts instead of the 8500gt or 8600gts.
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post #5 of 27
get a 8800gts 640...physx cards aren't really that useful..
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post #6 of 27
Hell, if you want a PPU so bad, go for a GTX. I know you said you wanted a monitor, but the GTX would eliminate two of those choices. Just save up again and get a nice 22" WS.
post #7 of 27
8800 gts 640, twice as fast as the 8600gts, and super fast compared to the 8500gt... you'll get your money's worth. the 8600gts is a waste since you can throw in an extra 70 bucks for the 8800gts 320 which is alot faster....but id say get the 8800gts 640
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post #8 of 27
Don't get a Physx card. It is a huge waste of money. Just get an 8800GTS.
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post #9 of 27
Get a single card instead of SLIing that. (8800GTS)

And don't get a physic card because
1) They are worthless and only work in 3 games.
2) They won't fit on 1 motherboard (with sli) without overheating or won't fit at all.

Your processor is not fast enough to handle SLI 8 series without a bottleneck. You would gain only about 2 FPS from SLI.
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post #10 of 27
Almost all PCI-express video cards can be SLI/Crossfire nowadays.
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