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post #1 of 13
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I could some extra dough so what do ya think...

Another 8600GT for some sli action? I'm hesitant because my mobo is 8x while in SLI, does that really make a difference for these cards?

or

go for a 9600GT instead

orrrrr

wait a few more minutes until the 9800GTX's creep down below the $200 mark?
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post #2 of 13
I had two 8600 in SLI...was not really worth it.
If I were you I would suggest to save up and go for a better card.
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I wouldn't say it's worth it at all--but to be honest, the 8x interface probably wouldn't affect SLI'd 8600's as it's probably plenty fast for the cards.

I'd say...don't get the 9800gtx unless it drops below ~$180--because price/performance, you could one of the HD4k cards from ATI (I know, I know, this is the Nvidia forum, I'm sorry...)
    
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post #4 of 13
The 9800GTX is already under $200 look http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-comp-usa.html
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post #5 of 13
An 8800 GT or GTS would be a better bet for you. Good price/performance as well.
post #6 of 13
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9800GTX from BFG for $179...

i likey
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post #7 of 13
If you're on a budge 8800GT's are dirt cheap. A sale just expired on a BFG reference card for $109 but they can be had for about $129 now.

A single 8800GT will crush a pair of 8600's.
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but if those PNY 9800GTX's get back down to $160, wouldn't those crush an 8800GT in return?
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9800GTX would be worth the buy since its on special.
 
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Depends on your resolution that you use.
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