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THREAD CHANGED TO ATI RECOMMENDATIONS......just got a msi x38 board so looking at ati...

at moment got a 8800gt oc'd version....got a budget of about £200+, so $400+ any recommendations to improve on my card....or should i go for another 8800 and sli?
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I would say pick up an 8800GTX myself, it's all you need. Or a 9800GTX they can be picked up for 220
 
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9800GTX anyone?
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post #4 of 8
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ok thread changing slightly...i have picked up a msi x38 mobo so im gonna look at going back to ati...so best single card (ati) or 2 slightly cheaper cards...£200+/$400+
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post #5 of 8
3870 or 3870x2
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I wouldnt settle for anything less than the 3870 x2 from ATI right now. Other than that get a 9800 GTX or SLI another 8800 GT because they are dirt cheap right now.

My opinion would be to SLI another 8800 GT and wait for the ATI 4 Series thats due in June because the 98XX series, in my opinion, doesnt offer enough of a performance gain to sell your 8800 GTs to get one.
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post #7 of 8
3870 x 2 seems like a good deal with the budget you have. Graphics are changing fast and those cards will do the job for a while.
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post #8 of 8
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went and got a 9800gx2
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