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BIOS and drivers differ. Also, there are some minor PCB changes that require soldering to mod.

If you want to do high-end editing and gaming, go with the 8800GTX. However, be aware that the 8800GTX isn't designed to do as good of a job at AA.
That's exactly what I'm trying to figure out here, do I want faster renders or faster gaming?

As long as the 8800GTX's aren't going to take significantly longer to render something complicated than the FX I'll be happy.

I could just get the FX and stick my 7800GTX in as the secondary card like FMC suggested.

PS: I'm familiar with the balance concept, and yes it does make sense that it's gonna be either one way or another. I believe heavy-duty rendering is going to be happening more often than gaming, but I still want to keep the ability to pop in a game and go.
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I could just get the FX and stick my 7800GTX in as the secondary card.
Exactly what i was saying
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Exactly what i was saying
Yeah I saw that but I forgot to credit you for it.
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LOL i never thought of that. i would do that or get a 8800GTS 320 for cheap and also get the FX
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post #15 of 43
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You can't do a Tri-Sli of 8800GTX, they would have to be 9800GTX

And I recommend this solution over the FX. Your renders might be a tad slower, but you'll be able to game at least ^_^
Yeah you can. It would slaughter the 9800GTX's I think. Go Tri-SLI 8800GTX imo
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Whats the point in Tri-SLI on a 17" CRT?!?!?!?
I think youll find most video editing software suites are more CPU intensive as the quadro's are designed more for CAD and Simulation, IMO just get a 9800GX2 as that will perform well in both situations along with a New cpu, a P4 + Tri SLi = LOL
    
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Yeah you can. It would slaughter the 9800GTX's I think. Go Tri-SLI 8800GTX imo
Yeah I'm tipping back toward the tri-sli, just because it's cool ya know?
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Tri SLI will be way better then the Quadro but it will be very hard to fit the stock fan and the card to all 3 pci slots and the sound card may……
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Yeah I'm tipping back toward the tri-sli, just because it's cool ya know?
The fact that you're considering tri-sli vs. a Quadro tells me that you have absolutely no need for a Quadro anyway. Get a single 8800GT and be done with it. It'll be "good enough" for what you're doing.
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...or it may not exist!

Actually, I'll be using an external Audigy 2NX
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