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I can get TWO 9800GTX KO versions for SLI for about $420.00

OR

Wait for the GTX 260 and get one Overclocked version for roughly $400.00

Need advise asap so I don't lose out on this deal.. if it is one
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post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by tjharlow View Post
I can get TWO 9800GTX KO versions for SLI for about $420.00

OR

Wait for the GTX 260 and get one Overclocked version for roughly $400.00

Need advise asap so I don't lose out on this deal.. if it is one
You can't SLI with your motherboard.
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post #3 of 11
9800GTX in SLI beats the GTX 280 IIRC. Go with SLI.
EDIT: Wait are you using your sig rig?
Edited by Somenoob - 6/20/08 at 6:51pm
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post #4 of 11
Also...that's NOT a very good deal ATM. Newegg has 9800GTX's for $199.

And also...you cannot SLI on your current motherboard, so it would do you no good anyway....UNLESS its for a different machine of course.
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i sold my sig rig.. i'm building a new rig with 750i evga FTW.. check out my vids at youtube.com/tjharlow
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post #6 of 11
why wait for the overclocked one? just buy regular cards and overclock them yourself

IMO, go for the SLi
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Yep go with two 9800 in SLI. It will beat both GTX 260 and the GTX 280 for sure.
Edited by Anth0789 - 6/20/08 at 7:04pm
 
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updated my sig/rig with parts currently waiting for build. Say in the future I want to use evga stepup... can I exchange two of the lower cards for a high end card??? ie... do step up for two 9800gtx's to one high end gtx200 card?

edit:

just ordered two of the 9800GTX KO Editions from tigerdirect for 209. the regular stock version is for 199, but I figured for 10$ the KO version is the better deal. So for 418$ according to you guys, I got something that will probably give me equal (or pretty close) performance to the 650$~ GTX 280 ?
Edited by tjharlow - 6/20/08 at 7:12pm
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updated my sig/rig with parts currently waiting for build. Say in the future I want to use evga stepup... can I exchange two of the lower cards for a high end card??? ie... do step up for two 9800gtx's to one high end gtx200 card?
I don't believe you can. You can step them both up individually into bigger cards, but I don't THINK you can step them up together to get a single card.
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What do you use the pc for mainly? For gaming I would say sli hands down. For video transcoding through gpu later on I would say the 260 because I doubt sli will work on that kind of stuff.

I'm thinking that sli would be better for you though(because if you did video you would have a quad already anyways lol).
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