Originally Posted by steve00ses
How is the sli 8800 not worth it??? Putting down 16k 3dmark06 scores is pretty damn good.
I was stuck on 8700m GT in SLI. Which is say around 8000 3Dmark06. Also I see 8800m GTX SLI at around 13000 3DMark06 not 16000. 9800m GTX SLI are not at 16000. Yes 16000 is nothing to make light of 13000 also not to be made light of.
You must use a DeLL card. What are DeLL 8800m GTX SLI going for? $2000 from DeLL? Do they still have stock? That is a lot in my mind. What can you actually find them for on ebay if you can find?
I know only my opinion and would not protest anyones opinion to do different. I myself would be happier spending the $1700 on a Sager with single 9800m GTX little lower 3Dmark06. All games can't make use of SLI. Those that can't will run better w/9800m GTX those that can a little better w/8800m GTX SLI.
So I am against 8700m GT SLI on performance. My only problem with 8800m GTX SLI is cost not performance.
I would at least consider if I were you what could I sell yours for to offset the cost of replacement. Montevina w/9800m's under $2000? If you can get $1000 for yours I think in my cheap way of thinking hard to dismiss.
Just throwing out options if you like your machine for other reasons like design then yes my suggestions would be wrong for you. I am only thinking cost/performance.
Good luck in your quest to increase performance.