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Hello,

I am about to get 2 video cards for my pc and I was planning on getting 8800ultra's when I started building this beast. But things in life made me have to put the video cards on hold. And now i am able to get the cards, i cant find the ones I wanted now. So, I was wanting to know something, I see this 8800gt on the market now they are cheaper then the ultras i was looking at, How do they stand up? I was looking at this which should i get if i get a gt? Or should i stick with 8800gtx since i cant find ultra's. I am wanting to run things like AoC, Vanguard, Oblivion, and other stuff coming out as Max setting as i can. The screen i am getting is this and i have a 47'' HDtv that i may use as a screen from time to time if it look good in it.
Thank you for your time and info.
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The 8800GT is a good card and 2 in sli will work about the equivalent of an Ultra.
Another better bet is 1x 8800GTS 512's (G92's). One is the equivalent to a 8800GTX for about $280. after rebate. Lower power req'd.
An oc'd 8800GTS 512 will equal an Ultra for much less money.
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OK I am plainning on putting 2 and sli no matter which card i get. just need to find what will do the best. thanks
    
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So if i get a 2 Gts and over clock it and then sli them, it would be close if not the same as a 2 ultra's sli? or am i missing what is being said?

P.S. what GTS would you suggest?
    
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Anything by eVGA is a good bet. GTS (G92) will be ALMOST as fast as a GTX. this has been proven numerous times. so 2 will be almost as fast as 2 GTX. It depends on how much you want to spend. It would be pretty close, to the point where you wont notice the difference playing.
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Yea EVGA is good with thier warranty AND thier step up program. I would get the 8800GTS G92 in Sli instead of Ultra's or GT's
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ok with that said, which is this should i look at? I know you said EVGA but is there anouther brand, and what should i look at too?
    
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BFG is a good brand also, if you are planning on OCing sometimes pre-OC cards suck more at going higher, or are even better. Just like regular cards i guess Getting the cheaper one of the eVGA GTS wont matter if that's what you are wondering.
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post #9 of 12
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yeah, i was want to know if i get a faster gts that is OC, and then oc more would it be worth it or will i see same by getting a normal on and ocing it. I just want to get as high as i can on graphics and not spend an arm and leg when an arm would get it. doesnt bother me if it comes up a little short, because i know that when it comes up short most of the time they hardly been seen. But to tell you the truth i dont know much about cards. So, i am trying to find what will be the best card for what i want, and knowing i will OC. or if the card is OC just to leave it alone. I hope i have made since.
    
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Or should i get 2 of this instead of the 8800gts? EVGA 512-P3-N867-AR GeForce 9600GT SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
    
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