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I'm getting a job this summer and I'm starting to strongly consider SLI if it is worth it.. right now I have 8800gts g92 with p35 mobo.. I can rma my mobo and get a 780i for $100 more and get another vid card over the summer when I work or keep the p35 and only have 1..
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IMHO, given your current board, sell that card and grab a 9800GX2 as it does not require a SLI board and would offer the same if not better performance.
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hm.. i dont know I was thinking 2 g92's
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik View Post
hm.. i dont know I was thinking 2 g92's
No just one will be about equal to 2x 8800GTS G92s and it won't require you to get a new motherboard.

However either way, you will need a better PSU if you go SLI or 9800GX2. 550W aint gonna cut it.
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
IMHO, given your current board, sell that card and grab a 9800GX2 as it does not require a SLI board and would offer the same if not better performance.
I concur with Mur.
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post #6 of 19
9800gx2 = 2x8800gts (g92) they use the same gpu

do the step up program or sell it, whichever gives you more profit
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post #7 of 19
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oh well the thing is I can't afford it right now but I would be able to afford the 780i board instead of this board and have it for future cards that will be erleased this summer
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His PSU will be sufficient.
    
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The max resolution you play at is 1680x1050....basicly you will not scale high enough for SLI to come into much play. Get the GX2 and call it.
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik View Post
oh well the thing is I can't afford it right now but I would be able to afford the 780i board instead of this board and have it for future cards that will be erleased this summer
You already have a good motherboard, theres no need to get another, just save up for a new PSU and 9800GX2.
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