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post #1 of 9
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so this was my first build and all and im wicked happy with it... except my mobo doesnt support sli, it supports crossfire... of course i bought a 8800GTS liek an idiot. I dont know much about ATI cards so i was wondering for some suggestions about a card that can compete with my current 8800 (not counting the overclock i put on it) all i know is the 3870 series so id appreciate some enlightenment on ATI cards
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post #2 of 9
U could always also sell your mobo and get a NVIDIA one as well...
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post #3 of 9
The HD3870 is a little worse than the 8800GT (emphasize a little). So it isn't that much worse than the 8800GTS.

Also, crossfire scales better so two 3870's in crossfire are powerful. You can also get the 3870X2 which is two GPU's on one PCB.
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post #4 of 9
The OP has forgot to mention which 8800gts he has, a G80 or a G92.
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post #5 of 9
I say get a 3870X2 or wait for the 4870.
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post #6 of 9
no ati card is on par with the G92 512MB 8800GTS, except for the 3870X2 ofcourse qwhich goes for $360ish. so imo new mobo would be a good idea, currently the best all round SLI mobo would be the EVGA 750i FTW.
    
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post #7 of 9
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yeah thats what i was thinking, and no way in hell am i buying a new motherboard lol. i got my 8800GTS for bout $210 and it seems i can get a good 3780 for $170... yeah i gotta think about it
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post #8 of 9
Actually, don't even bother with SLi, you only have a 19" display so it's not really useful.
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post #9 of 9
There's a dude selling an "overclocked" version (with a better HSF) of the 3870 x2 for $300, it's a $450 card. I'll have to find it, it's around here somewhere... claims he has a guy that can get them for that price and wanted to know if anyone wanted one. Personally, I got two 3870 x2's for crossfire-X, and clocked them myself. The coolers on these things are surprisingly efficient, though noisy, which I can deal with since it's a gaming machine. Got one of my cards for $340 shipped, and one for $330 after mail in rebate. Very good price for very good cards. I "upgraded" over a modded 8800GTX KO ACS3 edition (640 core, 1460 shader, 2000 memory).
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