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post #31 of 33
8800gts will not run tri-sli, that was one of the only things 9800gtx's have extra.
you might want to check benchmarks between 2x9800GTXs and a 9800GX2. It might be worth it to pick up the GX2 for now, and hope that hexSLI is going to be available soon

so no ddr3 any more? good choice . Waste of money anyway. Processor I would either get the e8400 or q6600 (probably the e84).
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Who cares if the 8800GTS won't do Tri-SLI, when it's shown to be pointless anyway.

The 9800GTX is still a complete waste over the 8800GTS G92 (5% performance gain for a 33% price premium). But if you really feel like spending cash like that, you may as well get 2 x BFG 8800GTX OC Edition for $380 ($330 after MIR). They're proven to perform better than the 9800GTX at high res + AA/AF (which I'd really hope you'd be using on a $2,500 rig). And they're also capable of Tri-SLI. Plus, ask Nuclearcrap about the stutters/lags you'll get in games with the 256-bit memory bus on the 8800GTS/9800GTX @ high resolutions - compared to the 8800GTX's superior 384-bit bus.

Looking at the list Chozart provided earlier @ just under $2,500:
Replace his 3x9800GTX with 2x8800GTX (cheaper), and you'd be even more under budget. (Since you mentioned you're only going with two cards for now.) This still leaves you more room for other upgrades if you'd like + better performing GFX cards.

TBH, there's really no point in getting 9800GTX's other than the fact they're labeled with the highest number. And I'm super serial on that one.
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So let's see
- I gave up the m$ keyboard for that proposed Logitech UltraX thingy.
- Tri-SLI was just a possibility and not really something planned for the future.

Parts:
- 4x 2GB DDR2 G.Skill 1066Mhz.
- 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB @ Raid 0.
- 2x eVGA 8800GTS (or GTX, but I'd have to talk to him about that).
- 1x eVGA 780i.
- 1x Samsung 22".
- 1x DVD burner SATA.
- 1x Corsair PSU 750W.
- 1x Logitech G5.
- 1x Intel E8400.
- 1x Tuniq Tower or OCZ Vendetta 2 or TRUE.
- 1x Lian-Li Case.

Edited the list at the first post.
Total of $2220 now. Just needs a heatsink for the CPU.
Edited by Wattes - 5/21/08 at 12:00am
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