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Im wondering what 2 card sli that could equal one 8800GT for a good price? or even a 9600GT.

Im planning to build another comp on my spare time and i dont really want to spend a whole lot for it.
im trying to build a new rig with my old parts from my sig, and Im upgrading to a Intel board so all i need to buy is a graphics card,PSU,ram, Im
My budget for all the components is about $250 for the comp (im buying about $600 in replacement parts)
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It wouldn't be cheaper, according to tomshardware charts for overall game fps it would take SLI 7900gtx or Xfire x1959xtx
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Quad sli which I mean 2x 7950GX2's is as close as it gets to that. Also 2x x1950xtx in crossfire is close to an 8800GTX
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2900pro's would if you could find them, but that's crossfire.
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Nothing beats a single 8800GT in that price range, period.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252

Plus, you save money on the mobo, since you can settle for a board without SLI support.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Nothing beats a single 8800GT in that price range, period.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252

Plus, you save money on the mobo, since you can settle for a board without SLI support.
agreed.

i went SLI 9600gt for $300. gets great performance @1440x900 for the price benchies say it does well on 1680x1050 too. beats out the 9800gtx on most real world games.

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realworld:
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/...re/1763_8.html
   
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post #7 of 23
If you're trying to save money by SLi to equal a 8800gt, it's not going to happen. A single card is always the best solution, SLi is intended for upgrades (just buy another) and for the high end (No better single card, so buy two lol).
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Ok Well i just need something so play latest games at decent quality ,as long as it can play and you can see XD
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Quote:
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Ok Well i just need something so play latest games at decent quality ,as long as it can play and you can see XD
Single 8800GT 512MB is your answer.

What is the budget for this new rig, and what parts do you need?
    
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well my im trying to build a new rig with my old parts from my sig, and Im upgrading to a Intel board so all i need to buy is a graphics card,PSU,ram, Im
My budget is about $250 for the comp (im buying about $600 in replacement parts)

Thx kkbob33 and Chozart and everyone
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