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Hey all, Soon i am getting a new board and cpu and video card. and well as hard as this is for me, i am going from ATI to Nvidia. now i been a huge ATI fanboy since i started my voyage in pc's but recently a friend has been yapping to me so much about nvidia that i think i am actually gonna try one.

Now you all think this one will work well? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143030 i plan on getting 2 of them, and running them SLI on a gigabyte board with a Nvidia chipset.

Good choice?

Thanks for the feedback in advance
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woah dude, the plain 6800 doesnt do much compared to 6800GS/6800GT.. i would suggest rigging up SLI with 6800GS.. almost the same price and alot better performance.
And remember, good graphics need good cpus
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If you'll pay that much money, I would go for the 6800 GT.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121192
If you decide to drop back a little bit, the 6800GS is right behind the GT, for about $200.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122235
Both happen to be out of stock right now, but here are some benchmarks comparing the cards.
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1882758,00.asp
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1780525,00.asp
This should help you make a good choice, gl.
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wow why spending some much money getting two 6800 for SLI; try to avoid purchasing from BFG lol almost every product from that company is expensive. Since you have a load of money to spend and you have PCI-E supported, i suggest you invest a few more bucks on TWO 7800gts for total $600 (shipping, tax and handling fee not included ) and it will produce a huge performance advantage over the geforce 6X00 series

xfx 7800gt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150108
The list of 7800gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property
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hey, a couple of suggestions. if you do not want to pay more than 250 a card then I would highly suggest you get 2 6800GS cards. they run about 2-215 each and perform much better than the plain 6800 you picked.

if you can save up some more and spend about 300 a card then I would highly suggest you get 2 7800GT's they will outperform just about anything (except for SLI'd GTX's)

another option would be to get one 7800GTX and have the option of adding a second at a later date.
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The 6800GS doesn't look to bad at all, only thing i am worried about is the company, Xfx, are they a decent company? i seem to have a problem buying from company that are iffy, i like ot know that what i am getting will be quality, thats one of the only reasons i choose BFG, is cause i heard they are a really good company with quality items.

So i think i would risk a little performance for quality brand, but if this XfX company is any good, then i will def buy 2 of those cards, they look to be higher performance and are $100 cheaper for both. Which btw i think is what worries me lol.

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post #8 of 14
you could also think about a 7800gtx. that will allow you to add another in a year or two but it is a very capable card on its own. if you really desire sli think 6800gs or 7800gt for $400 and $600 respectively.

also xfx is not a no name brand, many have had good things to say about their cards here.

look at this, 390 shipped. evga has a good rep.
http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/produc...=Video%20Cards
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Ok before everyone start talking about SLI this and GS that.

Your power supply will not be able to SLI two GS' overclocked. Sorry. And your CPU would be dragging you down a bit since its only at 3ghz.

For anywhere around 500$ you are far better off with getting a x1800xt or a 7800gtx and a new power supply ( and save up for a new processor). The XT's can hit about 10k in 3dmark05 on their own with a decent processor, which is about what you will hit with GS sli setup.

If you go GS sli, order from monarch since if you buy from newegg you'll pay tax which will be another 50$.
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XFX is one of the best brands on the Nvidia side (if not THE best brand). Trustable brands include XFX, Leadtek, BFG, eVGA. Avoid Apollo as they are considered to be cheaper quality than their counterparts.
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