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well heres some more benchies:

SLI 9600 vs single 8800gts

http://en.expreview.com/2008/02/23/g...eview/?page=15

here a link with the 3870x2 thrown in

http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-43...-vs-other.html

srry dont feel like looking for 2 much more lol


if i had the money when i upgraded i probably would of went the 8800 gtsx2 route
   
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well heres some more benchies:

SLI 9600 vs single 8800gts

http://en.expreview.com/2008/02/23/g...eview/?page=15

here a link with the 3870x2 thrown in

http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-43...-vs-other.html

srry dont feel like looking for 2 much more lol


if i had the money when i upgraded i probably would of went the 8800 gtsx2 route
no problem man, you have helped alot. i think that leaves me with deciding on the 8800gts KO x2. ty ty alot!



This is my final stages of decision lol. Here is the build, accepting all criticism and any suggestions: ty

Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66 Ghz (Yorkfield)

$379.99



ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T OEM



$31.99




COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



$84.99




Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive



$89.99




EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card (x2)



-$10.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate

$519.98
$499.98
($249.99 each)




Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply




$30.00 Mail-in Rebate

$169.99




G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (x2)


-$40.00 Instant


$369.98
$289.98
($144.99 each)



DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


$139.99
    
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post #33 of 73
this build is sooo wrong first you cant put those GPU's on that MOBO second forget you ever heard anything about that POS Q9450
    
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this build is sooo wrong first you cant put those GPU's on that MOBO second forget you ever heard anything about that POS Q9450
o.o?

Q9450, whats wrong with it, and i didnt notice the mobo did not support sli, yet another dissapointment
    
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o.o?

Q9450, whats wrong with it, and i didnt notice the mobo did not support sli, yet another dissapointment
8x multi is whats wrong with it
    
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8x multi is whats wrong with it
noticed that also, ok, so what do you recommend? the E8400 or E8500 if i can find one? i was kinda hoping for quad core though
    
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WD 500GB ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD WIndows 7 Ultimate LG Flatron 22" Wide Screen 
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post #37 of 73
nothing at all wrong with a Q9450, i got mine today and its at 3.4 ghz just by raising the FSB and leaving everything else on default, and i know theres alot more headroom but im just lazy to mess around with it, just because its multiplier isnt unlocked dont overlook it, the overall performance is far more important than an locked multiplier. and if you get a half decent board too overclocking isnt a problem. basically the Q9300 has less Cache than the 9450and ive heard isnt that good of an overclocker so i would definately recommend the Q9450 imo.
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post #38 of 73
The Q9450 isn't THAT bad. People just aren't giving it and the NB enough voltage.
post #39 of 73
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nothing at all wrong with a Q9450, i got mine today and its at 3.4 ghz just by raising the FSB and leaving everything else on default, and i know theres alot more headroom but im just lazy to mess around with it, just because its multiplier isnt unlocked dont overlook it, the overall performance is far more important than an locked multiplier. and if you get a half decent board too overclocking isnt a problem. basically the Q9300 has less Cache than the 9450and ive heard isnt that good of an overclocker so i would definately recommend the Q9450 imo.
sounds good then, as far as a mobo, any good OC'ers that support SLI that u know of?
    
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post #40 of 73
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sounds good then, as far as a mobo, any good OC'ers that support SLI that u know of?
I already told you, EVGA 750i FTW
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