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Hi everybody.

I am going to be building a new configuration soon.
It will mostly be a q6600 or a E8400 with a 780i board. I am totally confused about what my graphics configuration should be.

I am mainly contemplating between :
8800 GTX SLI or 8800 GTS(g92) SLI or 9800GX2.

A quad SLI with two 9800GX2's is totally beyond reach for me

A couple of points to note.

I have a maximum resolution of my monitor is 1650 x 1050. So thats the maximum resolution at which I will be playing games.
The setup will be watercooled. So overclocking is not a problem.

The games that I generally play are Bioshock and Crysis. I also play Wow and NFS Carbon at times.

I am not sure if I should buy either of the above or if I should wait for the 9800GTX that will be released shortly.

Is the 790i worth considering. I know that the SLI has improved but it costs an extra 100 bucks.
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post #2 of 17
Price to Performance ratio I would say 8800GTS G92 SLI setup. The G92 GTS is right there with the GTX and even the Ultra. If you are not on any kind of budget then do the 9800GX2, as it is the fastest card out right now.
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The 9800GTX isn't as good as the GX2, I would say the GTX SLI if you can afford it, but that will require power and also, 24" 1900*1200 is when an SLI setup like this would shine!
    
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I would go for 2x G92 8800GTS for less $460. Plus your PSU may not need to upgrade.
post #5 of 17
1680x1050, then go GTS SLI. you can get the cards for around $250 each and they will beat GTX in SLI at that res in every test. The only place the GTX in SLI fare better is the highest res on say a 24" monitor.

GX2 is a waste of money plain and simple. Its not as fast in comparison to GTS SLI (its really just 2 downclocked GTS on the same PCB) and is about $100 more
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post #6 of 17
With a 1680x1050 I would just go with one GTX seriously unless your into benching and then 3870's bench better.

The one GTX will suit you well at your resolution unless your getting a 1920x1200 monitor its not worth spending your money on a second graphics card.

If you really want to go SLi G92 GTS's are the way to go cause the memory bus wont be saturated at that resolution.
post #7 of 17
My two new GTX's will be in my rig in about a week so how about I let you know how I get on, as I game at 1680 * 1050.
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post #8 of 17
Don't SLI.

And I suggest one 9800GTX.
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Don't SLI.

And I suggest one 9800GTX.
I don't know about your experiences but a 512mb G92 core card didn't really cut it for me at 1680 * 1050. I was getting stuttering in COD4 when I didn't on my GTX.


It wont hold you out for long either.

In my opinion, go for two 8800GTS G92's for some awesome power but great value.
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I actually want a new monitor but I am not sure if paying the extra cash for a 1920 x 1200 is worth it. I have never had experience with a bigger monitor that the 22" Acer that I own. Is the picture quality and gaming improvement significant ??
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