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GTX 280 SLI or 2 Velociraptors in Raid-0?

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Which should I do next? Another GTX 280 for SLI, or 2 WD Velociraptor HDs in Raid-0? Which ever I do will be done this weekend.
post #2 of 13
You will see the performance difference in the sli 280 more, and since you already have a beasty Raid-0, unless you need the space then go for the 2 280s.

Well actually you wont see noticeable performance difference with 280 in sli cause your FPS will already be over 40FPS!
Edited by Cookie_Monster - 7/9/08 at 6:31pm
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I vote you donate some money to charity or something like that ...
    
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Lol...

I'd get the SLi, unless you want more space, cause i'm sure your 280 is running (exception of crysis which i wouldnt' know how it runs for you) smoothly at good settings so the SLi is pretty much if you really, really want it and the HDD is just something you want imo
 
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post #5 of 13
I would go for another GTX if I do need an upgrade.
Edited by linskingdom - 7/9/08 at 6:55pm
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I would say, buy a velociraptor, wait two weeks then buy a GTX to sli That way you can have both!
post #7 of 13
Neither. At your current resolution, the only game that benefits from GTX SLI is Crysis. $400 would be better spent on a new monitor or some nice headphones + amp.
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post #8 of 13
I'm not quite sure why you're upgrading. Your rig is already incredible. Why not save the money for nehalem? If you insist on upgrading however, go for the vid card.
post #9 of 13
if you're open to other suggestions, i'd get a 24" monitor.

if not, another 280
post #10 of 13
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Thanks for the input guys, I'm now leaning towards another GTX 280 since it is $100 cheaper (w/o MIR) or saving it for something non-PC related (maybe a new gun since the government would love me to spend my stimulus check on that).
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