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I was wondering what you all think is better. I was thinking of buying a bfg 6800gt oc off of my friend for about 200. Or would it be better to get another 6600gt for only 120?
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post #2 of 10
apply that money toward a memory upgrade to OCZ platinum rev2 ram You'll notice better results
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I was wondering what you all think is better. I was thinking of buying a bfg 6800gt oc off of my friend for about 200. Or would it be better to get another 6600gt for only 120?
Check you psu against the minimum specs for 2 6600GTs. If your PSU can handle it then 2 6600GTs would perform pretty similarly to a 6800GT and for less.
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BUT if you get the 6800GT you can get another later and SLI that for mucho perfomance.
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Yea i was thinking about getting some ocz ram rev 2 becuae I will get more use out of that because its not just for games. Anyone know what the cheapest price is for the rev 2 has been lately?
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166 from newegg.com
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166 from newegg.com
Wow platinum rev. 2 costs 206 euro over here (247 USD).
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Check you psu against the minimum specs for 2 6600GTs. If your PSU can handle it then 2 6600GTs would perform pretty similarly to a 6800GT and for less.
Yeah, close, if not better.
From what I have seen, 2x 6600GT's sometimes outperform 6800GT/Ultra's. I would go for the extra 6600GT.
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post #9 of 10
i'd go with the sli,2x6600gt performs better than 6800gt in lower res tho
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I also have to say that Geting 2 6600 in SLI will be the same if not better than one 6800.
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