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I was j/w what you guys thouhgt would be better?

My computer crapped on me and I was at least lucky enough for it to happen at a time when I had alot of money saved up.

My budget is $800 for video cards so I was thinking about getting an Ultra from Newegg. But when I thought that for that same price I could get two GTS that I might be better off going that way.
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Get one GTX for $550, get another when you want/need

Ultra is a waste of money
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For the same price as a Ultra, you could try to get 2 8800gtx's for just a little more.
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Originally Posted by Swtethan View Post
Get one GTX for $550, get another when you want/need

Ultra is awaste of money
Yup. Use extra money for better ram / cpu and cooling.
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Well I mean I have a watercooling kit that I am buying from Newegg that everyone recomended and I am satisfied with the E6600. However if someone can show me a place to buy 2 8800 GTX's for the same price as one Ultra I'm all ears !
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Originally Posted by Sunburnti View Post
Well I mean I have a watercooling kit that I am buying from Newegg that everyone recomended and I am satisfied with the E6600. However if someone can show me a place to buy 2 8800 GTX's for the same price as one Ultra I'm all ears !
Lol I think that's impossible or I would have already bought it.

1 GTX then.
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Cool thanks for the help guys. Basically I was just going to get an ultra b/c with the budget I had I notived when I placed the 8800 GTX in my cart I had 200 hundred extra dollars to play with. So I figured why not go for the ultra.

But with that said any recomendations on how that 200 could be better spent! I'm all ears!
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post #8 of 16
Don't get the ultra. Why? It's just an overclocked GTX with a premeium price point. No actual technical advantages other than cream of the crop chips.

What you should do is get a single GTX now if you don't have the money for two. SLI is supposed to still be very buggy for the 8800's I've heard.
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post #9 of 16
get one 8800GTX for $511 at buy.com with the 7% off coupon and OC it.
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post #10 of 16
Get a single GTX, OC it, it would be as good as an ultra. Then buy another GTX when you get more $$$
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