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Yup, I finally went for it. I thought I was going to go quad-fire with 2x HD3870X2's but then chose not to. Mainly because the price and power usage are not worth the end result IMO. So I traded my 3870X2 for 2x EVGA 8800GTS 512mb cards (thanks a million sublime0!) and bought a XFX 780i board (would have bought the EVGA but the XFX had free shipping and the EVGA didn't so...) Now I know most people are thinking "Woooo SLI, big deal ) But for me it is, because the last time I tried having a two card setup was when I had X1950 Pros, and the whole build became really unstable, I blamed heat (cards blew hot air down, onto the chipset) but I eventually found out through upgrading to a EVGA 8800GTS 320mb that it wasn't heat, my X2 3800+ was dying. To make a long story short, it put me off. Now that I have proper hardware, I'm going for another go! The only things that I have left from that build (almost a year ago!) is my hard drives, dvd drive, and case. ANYWAY, my motherboard should be here on wednesday, and the cards should be here thursday or friday. Wish me luck?
Edited by reberto - 5/29/08 at 11:02pm
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Damn 8gb of ram. Thats crazy talk. Looks good
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Didn't you have SLI before selling it off for a HD3870X2?

Nevermind you had a 780i but one card.
Edited by Sonic - 5/26/08 at 8:40pm
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I WISH YOU LUCK YOUNG JEDI!! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!


Anyways, for your 780i, did you get proper cooling?
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Yup, I finally went for it. I thought I was going to go quad-fire with 2x HD3870X2's but then chose not to. Mainly because the price and power usage are not worth the end result IMO. So I traded my 3870X2 for 2x EVGA 8800GTS 512mb cards (thanks a million sublime0!) and bought a XFX 780i board (would have bought the EVGA but the XFX had free shipping and the EVGA didn't so...) Now I know most people are thinking "Woooo SLI, big deal ) But for me it is, because the last time I tried having a two card setup was when I had X1950 Pros, and the whole build became really unstable, I blamed heat (cards blew hot air down, onto the chipset) but I eventually found out through upgrading to a EVGA 8800GTS 320mb that it wasn't heat, my X2 3800+ was dying. To make a long story short, it put me off. Now that I have proper hardware, I'm going for another go! The only things that I have left from that build (almost a year ago!) is my hard drives, dvd drive, and case. ANYWAY, my motherboard should be here on wednesday, and the cards should be here thursday or friday. Wish me luck?
Welcome to my world! except i have 2gb of ram.. 4gb ocz reaper on its way!

window xp x64 on its way after raptor X harddrive.
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8GB of RAM will serve you very well. Besides XFX and eVGA have the 2 best warranties out there but XFX seems a little better as you can literally OC their stuff until you fry it and it's still covered under warranty and they'll replace it for ya.

You will definitely love those G92 GTS's.
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MAke sure you read the SLi thread in my sig before asking any stupid questions.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime0 View Post
Damn 8gb of ram. Thats crazy talk. Looks good
Yep

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
I WISH YOU LUCK YOUNG JEDI!! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!


Anyways, for your 780i, did you get proper cooling?
Its always nice and cold in my house, last time I had a 780i chipset it barely pushed 60c at full load (actually it was 59c but I rounded up)

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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
8GB of RAM will serve you very well. Besides XFX and eVGA have the 2 best warranties out there but XFX seems a little better as you can literally OC their stuff until you fry it and it's still covered under warranty and they'll replace it for ya.

You will definitely love those G92 GTS's.
I've had this 8GB of ram for months now. My build really hasn't changed much the past 2 months except for the motherboard and graphics card

Quote:
Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
MAke sure you read the SLi thread in my sig before asking any stupid questions.
Don't worry, I read it before I even thought of doing this
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Nice

Good luck with that, and welcome to the club! Those 8800GTS's are great cards. When can we expect pictures?
    
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Pics should be up tomorrow when I get my motherboard. My 8800GTS's should be here thurs-fri. Which reminds me, I need to PM sublime0
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Nice

Good luck with that, and welcome to the club! Those 8800GTS's are great cards. When can we expect pictures?
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