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I'm really looking into a GPU upgrade with the falling prices now that the 9 series are out. I really like the single evga 8800GTS 512 KO for $249 with $30 MIR on newegg, but I also noticed that the 8800GT 512 is now $149 and I would love to go SLI. I would love to play Crysis with higher settings (only play on med @ 16:10 with current GPU).

What would be better a single GTS 512 KO or the 2x8800GT's? Two GTS cards would be outa my budget but the 2X8800GTS I could swing.
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2x 8800GT
 
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Two GTS cards would be outa my budget but the 2X8800GTS I could swing.
hmm.....
    
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2x 8800GT
thanks for the advice!
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2x 8800GT. just add a nice OC to em and you'll be laughing...

careful with the cooling though
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i have 8x120mm fans in my CM690 so the airflow should be good!
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updated:

GTS 512 KO $249 w/ $30 MIR
GT 512 $189 w/ $ $30 MIR x 2 = $ 318.00 after rebates
9800GTX $299.00

so the 2xGT's are $99 more than a single GTS 512, would the performance of SLI GT's be that much better than a single GTS? And I just thought that I can get a single 9800GTX for $299.00 to make it more confusing.
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post #8 of 11
Clearly option 2 (2x GT) is the best for the money and performance.
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would the performance of SLI GT's be that much better than a single GTS? .


Yes. When I added my second GT it gave me a 5K boost in 3DMark06 over the single card setup.
    
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post #10 of 11
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thanks guys for the replies! I respect your advice and am planning on the 2xGT's! I am usually an evga guy but I just found this gigabyte card and it looks pretty interesting, and cheaper:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125089

are these good cards?

edit:

nevermind i see this is a 256mb card, I need the 512.
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