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Which is better out of the two setups?

Two Overclocked 9800gt's or a single GTX 280?
    
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single GTX 280
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The 9800's will run faster but the 280 will have less problems seeing as it's a single GPU solution. If you don't already have one 9800, it might be a better idea to just get a 280. If you already have a 9800, it would be much cheaper to just get one more and have an awesome performance increase for not much money.
    
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The 9800's will run faster but the 280 will have less problems seeing as it's a single GPU solution. If you don't already have one 9800, it might be a better idea to just get a 280. If you already have a 9800, it would be much cheaper to just get one more and have an awesome performance increase for not much money.
Thanks for the info, I'm upgrading from an 8600gt when I start my new build so I'm probably going to end up getting the GTX 280. But just to make sure is the Q6600 a bottleneck for the GTX 280 or is it good?
    
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gtx 280 you won't have the headaches of dealing with SLI. I got one and it rocks especially for folding
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