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And lets hope the majority, (more than several) will be honest. Your cynicism really is inapplicable. Have you tried SLI or crossfire personally? I'm curious because I've read enough of your posts to know your opinion pretty well. I'm not saying that you aren't entitled, but its been my experience (and I've had quite a bit in the computer industry) that reviews only tell you so much. Not only that, the vast majority of reviews have endorsed SLI, particularly those from sites you quote like Anandtech and Tom's.
My cynicism? I've used both SLI and Crossfire systems and build them often for customers. Your taking this personal and there's no reason for it. My opinion is just as applicable as yours is. No idea why you believe your opinion is more valid simply because you use an SLI system. I have several setups at home, but none of my personal systems are SLI or Crossfire. That doesn't mean I don't have experience on either.
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Haze, Its in my thread in nvidia. I'll find it and link it for you. It was from an article on inquirer.net.

Sccr, I'm not taking it personally, I don't know you to take things personally. My opinion is based on personal experience. I've also built sli rigs for people but other than setting up and testing them, I didn't have personal experience with them. My own systems which have both been SLI are what I base my opinion on. I also look at reviews and forums like MVKtech where its all about video cards. The general consensus is that dual cards are a good thing.

Edit: Here's the link

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1070
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Where can I get the patch for the ultra-d? And how can I flash from windows? Evrytime i d/l a new bios it needs to be put on floppy which i dont have?
http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...therboard.html

http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/winFlash.html
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Sccr, I'm not taking it personally, I don't know you to take things personally. My opinion is based on personal experience. I've also built sli rigs for people but other than setting up and testing them, I didn't have personal experience with them. My own systems which have both been SLI are what I base my opinion on. I also look at reviews and forums like MVKtech where its all about video cards. The general consensus is that dual cards are a good thing.
My discussions on SLI and Crossfire aren't whether or not dual cards is a "good thing", but rather if the purchase of the more expensive motherboard and the cost of the additional card is represented in the performance. I've stated what I think about it and I still feel the same way. The systems I've built using it were simply because they wanted something "faster" than the single top of the line card could offer. There's no denying that 2 identical cards perform better most of the time at high resolutions and with all the eye candy turned on. However, 90% of my friends play on lower resolutions and the benefit just isn't there.
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wow this thread has gone off course lol I will leave you all to it
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wow this thread has gone off course lol I will leave you all to it
On the contrary, it's on topic. The original poster is in the predicament of deciding whether to buy 1 1900xtx or 2 7800gt in SLI. People are discussing Crossfire, SLI, and single card setups. He needs feedback and is asking for opinions. If you have any feedback for him, post it
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post #38 of 41
sccr, the point you made about motherboards being more expensive really doesn't apply any more. you can pick up sli boards for $100 easily. Yes, if you want a top end board like mine, you pay a premium, but SLI and crossfire supported motherboards are getting cheaper all the time.

Also futher to my links aboce, you can soft-mod practically any nf4 chipset board to run sli. Now thats a deal!
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Thread Starter 
This thread has got me all confused thats for sure, cheers for all the input, there seems to be alot of different ideas getting put out there, is it worth it is it not....
see this thread
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...tml#post784478
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sccr, the point you made about motherboards being more expensive really doesn't apply any more. you can pick up sli boards for $100 easily.
And you can pick up non SLI motherboards for less than that, so how does it not matter? To support SLI versus a non SLI setup you need 3 things that add to the cost......a SLI motherboard, a more powerful psu, and a second video card. Why would the board costing more not factor into this?
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