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8800GT and upgrade that CPU to a Core2Duo. Maybe an E4600 or a E6550.
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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by killa_concept View Post
single 8800GT is definitely going to perform better than 2x8600...

Also, my personal take on SLI is that it should be considered a feature that can be implemented to make a slightly aged system a bit more competitive... buying two cards at the same time does not make much sense unless they are top of the line and you have money to burn... otherwise, buying a single, more powerful card is always the better choice (and leaves you with the room to buy a second one later on)

Thats what I did. I bought the EVGA 8800GTS(G80) core last year when they were top dog. My sig rig turns 1 year old this month and I just bought another 8800GTS for $114 after MIR. Raised my 3Dmark06 scores from 10k to 13.9K with the addition of the second card. 40% increase isn't bad..I am seeing about a 25-30% increased in games....

So yeah, buying 2x8800GTSs for $600 last year would have been silly. So I will say this. SLI is for aging systems or people who are buying the biggest baddest cards out there and there isn't one single card that can compete.

Because 2x8800GTSs wouldn't have been better than one 8800GTX ultra or whatever so it would have been silly to buy 2 cards when you can get one.

But buying 2x88000GTX ultra at the time could be forgiven as there isn't one single card that could compete.
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post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
8800GT and upgrade that CPU to a Core2Duo. Maybe an E4600 or a E6550.
Oh wow... I didn't look at your CPU. Definitely upgrade the cpu/mobo ASAP. You are not going to utilize an 8800GT to it's full potential.
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A single powerful card is always better than 2 lesser.

First, you're dealing with a rough technology that hasn't yet proven to be cost-effective. You pay 2x as much for a 20% increase in games that support SLI. You also have 2x the heat, taking up 2x as much room in your tower, and drawing 2x as much power.

SLI is pretty much reserved for people who are willing to throw away money on 2 cards for said 20% increase to have that small lead over people using a single card of that same video cad model. In reality, it's a waste of money and despite popular belief, it will not increase the size of your pen0r.
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post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by sgtdisturbed47 View Post
A single powerful card is always better than 2 lesser.

First, you're dealing with a rough technology that hasn't yet proven to be cost-effective. You pay 2x as much for a 20% increase in games that support SLI. You also have 2x the heat, taking up 2x as much room in your tower, and drawing 2x as much power.

SLI is pretty much reserved for people who are willing to throw away money on 2 cards for said 20% increase to have that small lead over people using a single card of that same video cad model. In reality, it's a waste of money and despite popular belief, it will not increase the size of your pen0r.
I highly disagree with you.

Like I said before, high resolution displays are very demanding and SLi can help with that.
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post #26 of 30
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I highly disagree with you.

Like I said before, high resolution displays are very demanding and SLi can help with that.
Not everyone has a 200-foot monitor.
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Not everyone has a 200-foot monitor.
Ok.

And not everyone has SLi. So whats your point?
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post #28 of 30
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Ok.

And not everyone has SLi. So whats your point?
Some people prefer their Cucumbers pickled.
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post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by sgtdisturbed47 View Post
Some people prefer their Cucumbers pickled.

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post #30 of 30
Quote:
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Some people prefer their Cucumbers pickled.
nice someone has a good time
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