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Alright guys from what i just read today the 9800gx2 is supposed to be shipped with the Quad SLI drivers working. So here's my question based on what you guys have read what do you think will be a better setup?? Going with SLI 9800gx2 or wait and go tri sli 9800gtx's?

Thanks for the suggestions...

I suppose i can always purchase the 2 9800gx2 on release and if the 9800gtx's are better in tri I could always return them.

Thanks for the thoughts-
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Alright guys from what i just read today the 9800gx2 is supposed to be shipped with the Quad SLI drivers working. So here's my question based on what you guys have read what do you think will be a better setup?? Going with SLI 9800gx2 or wait and go tri sli 9800gtx's?

Thanks for the suggestions...

I suppose i can always purchase the 2 9800gx2 on release and if the 9800gtx's are better in tri I could always return them.

Thanks for the thoughts-
What's wrong with your TRISLI Ultras?
IMO you don't need to go 98.
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What's wrong with your TRISLI Ultras?
IMO you don't need to go 98.
really, if you do its all gonna be for nothing your cpu cant keep up with that kind of gpu power anyway
    
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Its called he has an infinite supply of cash . the 9xxx series wont be worth anything for you. They seem to be more of a cheaper and more efficient line of products. Wait for G100 for actual performance improvements
    
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Hmm, I'm sure he enjoys the fact that you guys are trying to help him, but neither of you actually answered the question he asked....

I would say try QSLI GX2's, and if the TSLI GTX's turn out to be better, return the GX2's or sell them on here.
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What's wrong with your TRISLI Ultras?
IMO you don't need to go 98.
True,

Ide say wait till the dual 9800gx2 and 9800gtx are benched and get the one that
is obviously better. Wait and see, i think the 9800gx2's will do better
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what he should do is spend some money for some proper cooling for that CPU and turn his rig into a no BS extreme rig
    
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The Ultra's are a great card... but running the tri -sli setup produced a redicoulous amount of heat. I almost pulled the trigger buyin the DD cooling setup. Once I realized the new cards were comming out i put that on hold and just returned the 2 out of 3 Ultra's to Tiger (30 day return policy) I guess I was hoping that the new cards would be better than the current older Ultra technology and I would rather wait to LC the new cards instead of the Ultra's.
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What's wrong with your TRISLI Ultras?
IMO you don't need to go 98.
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so how about you change your sig then
    
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Yea I do currently have a good (IMO) LCS setup. The Kandalf has a 3 fan rather large radiator built into it. Seems to keep my CPU quite cool. I'm really looking forward to the 790I Ultra comming out as it looks like it will have a nice WB solution.(Have already upgraded my pump and resivore in anticipation of a full LCS setup) I'm not very impressed with my 780I board's mem compatibility and also it definatley did not like Riad 0 in XP Bsod after Bsod very annoying!!


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what he should do is spend some money for some proper cooling for that CPU and turn his rig into a proper extreme rig
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