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260GTX vs 4870 vs 8800GT Sli

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Ok, so I have an 8800GT would it better to SLi the 8800GT, buy a GTX 260, buy a 4870, or just wait for a resonable price.
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I started a similar thread with a poll here:
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...de-please.html
Seems to be SLI 8800GT is most cost efficient option although many are saying it depends on the motherboard.
    
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If you have a SLI board, another 8800GT is the way to go since stock fan 8800GT is around $100. Finding the balance among components is the key. Weak and powerful components mix together usually won't get good results.
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How about a 650i board, E7200, then what?
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Wait for the prices to adjust. Your 8800gt should be running your games fine. Remember the 4870x2 will be out later (if not already). Which may have an affect on the GTX2xx prices too.

With ATI finally making nVidia work for their money again, products are only going to get cheaper for the next 6 months or so... Also I think they will be pushing for better drivers to max out that hardware.

Its finally a nice time to be a gamer again... With hardware priced within reach of the average working dude and the performance to max out graphics of modern games... It is finally fun to be a gamer... Instead of always being bummed from not being able to max out the eye candy.
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How about a 650i board, E7200, then what?
That's a good combo. You are ready to go. I still think 8800GT SLI is a pretty good option.
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Depends on what games you play.I play Everquest II.World of Warcraft ,EQII and even Age of Conan.Dont really support SLI unless your playing multiple account's.

Id wait for the price's to sort out after 4870x2 gets released.Is only a couple week's.
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