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Dude. you have a 8800GTS 320mb, which I know is old technology, but still stomps on a 9600gt. I would go for either a ATI 3870 or waiting for 9800gt.
I was under the impression the 9600GT performed almost identically to the HD 3870?
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Wough wough wough! Slow down, his GPU isn't the best but it is FAR from his weakest
link!

As said before, a new Heatsink would be a good investment, but how about a new monitor?!?

22" are as low as $199 (sales) and a HUGE step up from a 17".

My $.02
although as much as I want to move away from 17", I won't be changing monitors for awhile.

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although as much as I want to move away from 17", I won't be changing monitors for awhile.

Edit: Sorry for the double post
No worries. But I think your current GPU is plenty for your resolution.
    
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The 570 is a poor overclocker. I am a fan of single GPU's. The 9600GT should be a bit weaker than the 6870, but considering you can get an 8800GT for $170, thats the best bang for buck.


edit: I also suggest a better monitor. I didn't notice the 17" and it makes a huge difference. Even a 19" WS would be good.
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The 570 is a poor overclocker. I am a fan of single GPU's. The 9600GT should be a bit weaker than the 6870, but considering you can get an 8800GT for $170, thats the best bang for buck.
I wish I could get an 88GT for 170, but i'm in Canada

Although I did find one for 199.
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Ok. That brings up another question. I have just been offered to trade my p35 mobo for an SLi mobo. I believe the chipset is 570 SLi intel edition (doesn't sound like a good performer). Now what if i traded my mobo for this and got two 9600GTs for it in SLi.

Heres the link to the mobo being offered: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...14662(ME).aspx

Basically, is it worth it? or should i just stick with my p35 and continue the single card route?
DON't that board beats the SH** out of others unless you want SLI

I have the same board and i reached 515 FSB
ASUS P5K Is the best that i know of.
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DON't that board beats the SH** out of others unless you want SLI

I have the same board and i reached 515 FSB
ASUS P5K Is the best that i know of.
Yeah but the P5K-SE isnt like its siblings, its not a very great overclocker either. It's decent for my low fsb chip though. Not to mention the horrible vdroop.
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Yeah but the P5K-SE isnt like its siblings, its not a very great overclocker either. It's decent for my low fsb chip though.
Mod the bios. I had a similar board like that. and after new bios it was a champ but it was still ugly as hell.
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I wish I could get an 88GT for 170, but i'm in Canada

Although I did find one for 199.

I would keep an eye out in the FS section. There have been a bunch up for sale and many will gladly ship to canada.
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Mod the bios. I had a similar board like that. and after new bios it was a champ but it was still ugly as hell.
You tell me what to mod and I'll do it. I mean bios updates have helped a bit over time, but if there was something I could mod to give me a big jump in overclocking ability then im all for it.
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