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Hi all,

I have been seriously debating about what I should do in the next month for stepping up my system(I know Im sitting good atm) But I really wanna run 2 cards and I have looked EVERYWHERE to see if I can or cannot.


Question 1: I have the EVGA 9800GTX SSC and pretty much them cards are GONE like I cant find one for a decent price (200-250) now the card stock is pretty much the fastest 9800GTX you can buy(i think) but I was wondering would I be able to use this card with my EVGA?
XFX 9800 XXX edition or maybe even the Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150292


Question 2: WTH happened to all the EVGA cards lol, they are all sold out

But really to the core of these questions is, Im trying to decide if I should sli 2 9800GTX and if its possible considering the recent market extinction of the EVGA cards ooorrrr If I should just move over to the ATI 4870 cards.

Im going to be stepping my mobo up the X48 chipset so I can have the option between SLI or crossfire which I have been seriously considering switching over to ATI.


thanks ahead for any help fellas and Im always willing to hear out your thoughts about better ideas to step up and such, thanks.
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post #2 of 25
Right, well if you've got a SSC card and you can't find another, you CAN use any old 9800GTX and it will do the trick. However, your SSC card will downclock itself to match the lower card. So your SSC card would be wasting what you paid premium for.

My advice would be to find another SSC card on e-bay or something, or sell your SSC card adn get two average 9800 GTX's
    
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post #3 of 25
true like shin says! but you can use whatever you wont as long as it is the same chipset!
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OK I see, so if i buy the XFX 9800GTX XXX edition my EVGA 9800GTX SSC will down clock to the XFX card? alright thanks alot for the help fellas


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also since Im in the Nvidia section I figured I would ask you guys, should I make the conversion over to the ATI's? I have pretty much been an Nvidia guy since the 5900 series cards. But considering the HD 4870's price its hard to ignore it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyNikel View Post
OK I see, so if i buy the XFX 9800GTX XXX edition my EVGA 9800GTX SSC will down clock to the XFX card? alright thanks alot for the help fellas


+ rep


also since Im in the Nvidia section I figured I would ask you guys, should I make the conversion over to the ATI's? I have pretty much been an Nvidia guy since the 5900 series cards. But considering the HD 4870's price its hard to ignore it
well I had ati once, but I dont like them..
What you REALLY must think of before you buy ati, is that they have real LOUSY drivers.....
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How old is your eVGA card? Why don't you use the step-up program?
    
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Originally Posted by Shin2k35 View Post
How old is your eVGA card? Why don't you use the step-up program?
i actually have 45 days left for my Evga stepup but I dont have all the original packaging that came with the card

I moved and to make a long story short is I either A. accidentally threw away alot of my old computer boxes or B. Its lost in Never Never land
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ouch.. that is bad
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ouch.. that is bad
ya I also Have another kinda stupid question, Would I need a SLI bridge to connect my 2 gpu's? and Where the heck would I find one?
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Ah, sucks
    
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