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2 7800 GT's or 1 7800 GTX

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Guys im building a new Gaming Rig and im trying to see which would be the better for me to have. A buddy of mine offered to sell me 2 7800 Gt's for $600
or i can buy a 7800 GTX for $600. which would be the best setup..

Heres the system im gonna build ...

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post #2 of 26
You can get 2 7800GT's for a little less than 600 nowadays.

What kind of PSU are you going to be looking to get with that new rig?
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post #4 of 26
I'll quote myself from a very similar thread from yesterday
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Originally Posted by Transonic
Neither. I'd get a GTX for $449 like this one from eVGA. $600 is a waste of $150 IMO.
    
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post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
Going to get a BFG 600 Watt ATX 12V 2.01 PC System Power Supply

and the 2 7800's are the GT OC..

Ive looked all over and i cant find 2 Gt's under $600.. could u be a pal and help me find them.. lol
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post #7 of 26
BFG makes power supplies?
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post #9 of 26
WoW
Im truly stunned
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigsmitty
It's not that great of a PSU honestly. A few good ones in that price range are the OCZ Powerstream 520, and check these out too.
    
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