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True but he should switch from 9800GTX's to HD4870's anyway.
The OP has an 8800GT
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True but he should switch from 9800GTX's to HD4870's anyway.
Actually I dont have either I have a single 8800GT right now.

I was looking through the Lanparty JR series and it looks like they only make a hybrid sli board which doesn't appear to be the same as SLI if I am reading the specs correctly.

A single card design with 2 GPU's is looking like a very feasible option though.
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The OP has an 8800GT
EPIC FAIL on me, my bad. Cornfusing too many posts.
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The OP has an 8800GT
Looks like you beat me to it. I guess I type too slowly.
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post #25 of 28
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I was looking through the Lanparty JR series and it looks like they only make a hybrid sli board which doesn't appear to be the same as SLI if I am reading the specs correctly.
It runs Crossfire, not SLI, so that means you'd have to switch to ATI cards.
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Actually I dont have either I have a single 8800GT right now.

I was looking through the Lanparty JR series and it looks like they only make a hybrid sli board which doesn't appear to be the same as SLI if I am reading the specs correctly.

A single card design with 2 GPU's is looking like a very feasible option though.
A 4870X2 or 4850X2 would be your best options for multi-gpu cards. A 9800GX2 would also be good, but they are getting harder and harder to find any more.

EDIT: N1ESE, there is a Lanparty JR that has a P45 chipset and supports crossfire, but I think the one he is talking about is the Lanparty JR that has a Geforce 8X00 chipset that supports hybrid SLI.
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post #27 of 28
This is just my opinion but I say you save your money that you have set aside and build a complete new rig. Your current rig will be sufficient to play any game on the market now with no problems, so you have time to save money to build a very nice rig for the future.

Thats just my opinion though. I thought about the same thing recently, although I have an e4500, I couldnt justify upgrading anything because I can play any game on the market with nice visuals without a hitch. The next year or so I will just build a new rig and keep my old one as an HTPC or a gaming server.
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EDIT: N1ESE, there is a Lanparty JR that has a P45 chipset and supports crossfire, but I think the one he is talking about is the Lanparty JR that has a Geforce 8X00 chipset that supports hybrid SLI.
Roger that. There are three Lanparty JR boards actually.

One is the P45 chipset model that features Crossfire
One is a 790GX chipset model that features Crossfire (AMD CPUs)
One is a GeForce 9400 chipset model with "Hybrid SLI"
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