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I am getting in my final preparation of my gaming machine, planning stage is almost complete but, still needs some work. I need to ask about mobo but that will be in another thread.

I have been getting mixed messages from Sling. The 8800gtx was pointless to SLi in terms of performance boost. However, how does the EVGA 8800gt fair in SLi?

post #2 of 11
having two 8800gt(plural) is having a 9800X2
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SLI is amazing. crysis runs great and benching is a blast. i would sli if i were you. but if you play at a low res or dont play much at all then just get one card. and also SLI GTXs are very nice they perform around my cards but alittle less.
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I understand that but many people are saying yes buy another card however, some are saying its a waste. Who do I believe
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believe me since im a SLI user and was once a single card user. you will love having dual cards. you will never lag even in the most intense battles with lots of smoke and no jagged lines what so ever, you will have the horse power to run a high res monitor some day and its sexy as hell
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post #6 of 11
with the right drivers, I can hit 40fps playing Crysis (or at least benching) at 1680 x 1050 on very high.
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with the right drivers, I can hit 40fps playing Crysis (or at least benching) at 1680 x 1050 on very high.
What right drivers? They have been in beta for bloody 50 years. How much time do you need to compile have full release drivers?

How does it fair Single card with a dual card?
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believe me since im a SLI user and was once a single card user. you will love having dual cards. you will never lag even in the most intense battles with lots of smoke and no jagged lines what so ever, you will have the horse power to run a high res monitor some day and its sexy as hell
But you have a 8800gts not the 8800gt
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I am getting in my final preparation of my gaming machine, planning stage is almost complete but, still needs some work. I need to ask about mobo but that will be in another thread.

I have been getting mixed messages from Sling. The 8800gtx was pointless to SLi in terms of performance boost. However, how does the EVGA 8800gt fair in SLi?

Well your aussie and SLI isnt cheap.

The only cards i would SLI would be the 8800gt or 8800gts 512 or if u really want the 9800gtx.

Plus you would get the 780i motherboard. (EVGA)

Also depends on how much cash u wanna burn
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Well your aussie and SLI isnt cheap.

The only cards i would SLI would be the 8800gt or 8800gts 512 or if u really want the 9800gtx.

Plus you would get the 780i motherboard. (EVGA)

Also depends on how much cash u wanna burn
yeah we Aussies pay extra even though the australian dollar is almost exactly like the USD.

My gaming PC is going to be mid-range I do have the cash to spend on a high end PC but, see I have worked hard for that money and I don't like to see it being burnt in one asset it should be distributed.
I am willing to spend $1600 really atm I only need 2gb of RAM. As for the mobo yeah and thanks for the mobo suggestion.
post #10 of 11
In australia the 8800GTs are like $300 if you find a fairly good deal so I would like opt for 9600GT SLI for around $400 instead.

Just my 2c. OR go for some HD3870s in crossfire.
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