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I am trying to decide on a graphics card but I dont know what card to get. I want to build a budget system and dont know if I should use to lesser cards in SLI or one larger card. I am looking to spend no more than $250 on my GPU and I want to be able to play games such as Crysis, and COD4 in pretty good settings.

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8800GT! One larger card so you could always add another one in the future
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I am trying to decide on a graphics card but I dont know what card to get. I want to build a budget system and dont know if I should use to lesser cards in SLI or one larger card. I am looking to spend no more than $250 on my GPU and I want to be able to play games such as Crysis, and COD4 in pretty good settings.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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I'd say either one 8800 GTS (G92) or if you can stretch your budget a bit, 2 8800GTs in SLI or 2 9600GTs.
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Just to say though, I am looking a cheaper card that can play the best games well.
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One good card usually works much better than two lower-end cards in a dual-gpu setup. You should go with a 512mb version of the 8800GT for now (or 3870 if you want ATI). That should be plenty for a budget build.
    
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Would 2 PALIT 9600 GT's in SLI beat this :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130337

EVGA 8800GTS 512mb
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Would 2 PALIT 9600 GT's in SLI beat this :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130337

EVGA 8800GTS 512mb
I would say so, but not by much. I've seen some impressive benches from single GTSs around here. Honestly, I would get the GTS so that you have an option to go SLI in the future.
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