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currently have a 8800gts 640mb (90nm)
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To be blunt, if it's in your budget definately.
 
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If you don't care for the 3870 X2 and want to drop a load OC cash, sure.
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Actually in your case with a non-sli supported motherboard, this would be a way to get SLI performance with an Intel chipset.

It (9800 GX2) almost matches up to 2x 8800gtx sli in some games and benchmarks which is a pretty potent graphics solution.

Now 2x 9800 gx2 is where the fun might really start. Hopefully the 9800 GX2's will scale better than the 3870 X2 disaster. Time will tell..
    
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I have the same card as you and I'm going for the GX2. Its the best solution your gonna get on an intel chipset, they overclock pretty nicely too Fudzilla got one to 720Mhz core easily.

So many people will bad mouth it saying its crap etc. IMO they are mostly people who are either running SLI boards so they can just get 2 GTS's for less money, or they are people who are pissed off that they can't afford it so are making out like they dont want it.

At the end of the day its the fastest single slot solution out right now, If you can afford it and your current card needs an uplift then go for it!

It wouldn't be a bad choice to get the 3870x2, although the GX2 is undoubtably faster.
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post #6 of 21
Does your current video card not handle any of the games you play atm? I think its a waste of $600+ since you already have an 8800 series card. Unless you actually play at crazy resolutions.
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The average selling price is $600. You'd receive better performance for the same money if you bought 2 8800gt or gts and an SLI motherboard. If you're willing to remount your cpu and motherboard, I suggest going that route. If you're feeling lazy and just want a drop in solution, then the 9800gx2 is a good upgrade from your current card. I'd can't help but mention that if you don't have an immediate need to upgrade due to the games you're currently playing, I suggest waiting for a price drop or sitting the 9800 series out altogether.
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all i play is counter strike source at low resolutions


soo....i dont htink it is a good upgrade...
any other cards to suggest?



i first though of getting the 9800gx2...because i simply want the best...but seeing as it is a waste of money...what do you guys suggest?
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Yes it is, as you are coming from a G80 GTS.

I am getting a second 8800GTX though, because its all I need and i am not paying £420 for a graphics card.


BUT......If you only play CSS on any res, you dont need to upgrade.


Get a q6600 G0 instead.
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all i play is counter strike source at low resolutions


soo....i dont htink it is a good upgrade...
any other cards to suggest?



i first though of getting the 9800gx2...because i simply want the best...but seeing as it is a waste of money...what do you guys suggest?
Then your current GPU is overkill...stick with it
 
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