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I am thinking of getting either 2 9800 GX2 (so thereby, Quad SLI) or 2 x 8800 GTS 512 MB G92 in SLI.

What would be better? Oh and I am getting a Q6600 with 4 GB RAM.

Hoping to reach the 20,000 3dMark06. Suggestions welcomed.
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I haven't see the bench of 9800GX2 sli so it may be a good idea to wait a week or so to see how it works. If you take that route, make you get a good quality PSU. Other than this, 2XGTS isn't a bad idea at all.

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The driver for quad SLI wount be out with the launch of the 9800GX2. If you have the $1200 to throw away, The 2 GX2s will be more powerful, but you will be stuck with using just 1 of them right off the bat.
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the 9800 gtx!! Right now it looks like an overclocked 8800 gts, but the up side... It has (as claimed by nvidia) an almost 100% gain in performance!! They say that one will do crysis with everything (including AA) all the way up with 19 fps, and a second one will boost it to over 35! I guess wait until they are released, but thats what i'm counting on...
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Wait until there are more benchies and drivers that support quad SLi unless you want some expensive paperweights or something to beat small children and animals with.
The GX2's may end up being a good choice but with a price tag of $1200 for two it's very expensive. From what I've seen 20k should be doable with a Q6600 and two G92 GTS' but it would be best to try and get a G0 Q6600 because you're going to need a pretty big OC on it. For now wait to see if quad SLi = fail.
If you don't go with GX2s I'd go with 9800GTXs rather than 8800GTS' mainly because the GTX will have more core voltage and faster memory. The GTX will probably OC better, fueling this I remember reading something somewhere that someone had vmodded one and got 900MHz core on air. (Source)
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Get 2x 9800GX2's.....i am
 
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Well I am not getting it this month or anything, probably around 3-4 months. I dunno though, 35 fps isnt what I would hope to get for Quad SLI for 9800 GX2. But so far I am leaning towards the 9800 GX2.
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9800GX2 to increase your epeen.
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Originally Posted by Limes View Post
Well I am not getting it this month or anything, probably around 3-4 months. I dunno though, 35 fps isnt what I would hope to get for Quad SLI for 9800 GX2. But so far I am leaning towards the 9800 GX2.
The guy was talking about some really aggressive graphical settings and a serious resolution so 35 crysis fps mean every single other game will fly. Anyways, if u wanna get the best then go for 2 9800GX2, if u wanna spend less then 2 or 3 9800GTX since it looks like they gonna scale like nothing before (well mby 9600GT ^^). Either way u will be fine. Of course there's always a "budget" option of 2 8800GTS 512
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