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Okay so i currently own a 8800 GT that i have overclocked to 700/1000/1600 and it does a great job. Am running games like crysis maxed out with no lag what so ever. So i was planning on getting another 8800 gt or upgrade to 9800 series cards... I know the cards are droping in prices do to ATI price ranges. so should i just wait or go SLI....
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post #2 of 17
I would just save your money since you're playing games just fine...
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post #3 of 17
If you are happy with your 8800GT, you don't have to upgrade. Save the money for next big upgrade or get another 8800GT when you need it or have bigger screen.
post #4 of 17
I'd just go SLI if I were you

8800GT's are so cheap now.

BFG Tech BFGE88512GTOCE GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
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$139.99
post #5 of 17
upgrading to the 9800 series will bring you little to no improvement in frame rates
if you are looking for that extra performance, just go SLi
post #6 of 17
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I would just save your money since you're playing games just fine...
I would say the same thing.
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post #7 of 17
upgrading to SLI would be really easy, especially since lots of people are ditching their 8800 series cards and getting 4850s. I would say if you really want to upgrade try to find a matching 8800 GT used for cheap. Otherwise I do think you are fine with what you have for now, not necessarily a big need to upgrade.
post #8 of 17
Just like Dart and the King said save your money for a new card down the line. You will not see a great improvement in performance with a second card unless you like to run bechmarks.
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post #9 of 17
If it does eveything you want in the games you play then why upgrade or replace?
If it isnt broke dont fix it.
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post #10 of 17
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Thank you all... ill just save my money untill the 8800 gives out. by that time Nvidia will come out with some pretty powerfull stuff... and hopefully better priceses...


thank you all again...
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