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There's always the option of SLI hack in the interim while I wait til february when I get the board

So you say get the board first and then the card
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Originally Posted by jam3s;11902552 
There's always the option of SLI hack in the interim while I wait til february when I get the board

So you say get the board first and then the card

If you aren't going to upgrade to Sandy or anything soon, why are you going for the 780? You'll see more performance in your price range, and then you won't be out of date for at least another month year or two... I just can't see spending more money on 775, and this is from someone who loves his 775/C2Q!
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. I doubt there's anyone here that would rcommrnd spening any more money on your current rig.

If it were me,I would save the money, use the pc til feb. Then sell the q6600 ram and mobo and snatch up sandy bridge in whatever configuration is affordable. That would give the most performance per dollar, and you wouldn't be throwing more money at an old system. That's just what I would do.
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I will NOT be upGrading to sandy bridge.

I'm simply looking to SLI my system

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Then why are you asking us foradvice? You already know what you want to do, and how to get there.
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Ok thanks
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. I doubt there's anyone here that would rcommrnd spening any more money on your current rig.

If it were me,I would save the money, use the pc til feb. Then sell the q6600 ram and mobo and snatch up sandy bridge in whatever configuration is affordable. That would give the most performance per dollar, and you wouldn't be throwing more money at an old system. That's just what I would do.
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I will NOT be upGrading to sandy bridge.

I'm simply looking to SLI my system

Jam3s
Not sure I understand why, but it's your money and your computer. It seems your options are SLI hack or new mobo then.
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Then why are you asking us foradvice? You already know what you want to do, and how to get there.
Agreed. If you want the 780 then go for it, like I said, it's your money.
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I won't be ugrading to sandy bridge or nahalem simply because i just built this rig



LOL, you JUST built a 775 rig with a Q6600?

Honestly, if you already have a 470 (from your signature specs) then you should but the 200 bucks into a new cpu, motherboard, and ram set. There is really no need to run sli unless you are running some big resolutions in game greater then 1920x1200 (not secondary monitors that extend your desktop, but ones that actually display a video when in a game like this):

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Y4qFZbStI[/ame]

Your current card can be used to extend your desk top; just use another DVI/HDMI port, (which ever you use), from your card to another monitor if extending your desktop is your attentions.

Doing what the guy has in the video takes more then monitors and sli, it also takes a box that that splits the picture. I'm not sure of what the name of the little box is called.


But anyways, the point I'm trying to make is that your 470 is fine; the only way you would notice an increase going sli is the numbers on graphics benchmarks and on fps monitoring programs in game. The human eye can not see a difference after a certain point and your current set up is above that point for now. You need to update your CPU, motherboard, and RAM. The Q6600 has had its day, and the 775 is near its end; don't wast your money.


Also, I see a lot of people are suggesting the sandy bridge.
The 1155 CPU's will not pull ahead of the 1366 i7's in till later on in the year when they release sandys without a GPU in the same chip. I see the 2 in 1's as a plus for laptops but for desktops it just makes scene that one of these 1155 chips having both CPU & GPU would not out preform two separate dedicated processors, and the tests on toms hardware prove it.
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thanks for the recommendations ya'll. But I feel like although my rig isn't i7 caliber, it would be best to SLI my system to play today's demanding games.

I picked up a 780i motherboard and I plan to be able to play adequately games such as Metro 2033, Crysis, Call of Duty: Black Ops and I want to be able to see myself break 20k in Vantage, and easily that in 3DMark06.

I don't want to invest in sandy bridge, and as I just built this system this was how I wanted to spend my money.

Thanks again.

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But anyways, the point I'm trying to make is that your 470 is fine; the only way you would notice an increase going sli is the numbers on graphics benchmarks and on fps monitoring programs in game. The human eye can not see a difference after a certain point and your current set up is above that point for now. You need to update your CPU, motherboard, and RAM. The Q6600 has had its day, and the 775 is near its end; don't wast your money.


Also, I see a lot of people are suggesting the sandy bridge.
The 1155 CPU's will not pull ahead of the 1366 i7's in till later on in the year when they release sandys without a GPU in the same chip. I see the 2 in 1's as a plus for laptops but for desktops it just makes scene that one of these 1155 chips having both CPU & GPU would not out preform two separate dedicated processors, and the tests on toms hardware prove it.

To clarify I wasn't so much pushing Sandy Bridge as I was encouraging not spending money on old tech. Also I think Matrox is who makes those boxes.
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thanks for the recommendations ya'll. But I feel like although my rig isn't i7 caliber, it would be best to SLI my system to play today's demanding games.

I picked up a 780i motherboard and I plan to be able to play adequately games such as Metro 2033, Crysis, Call of Duty: Black Ops and I want to be able to see myself break 20k in Vantage, and easily that in 3DMark06.

I don't want to invest in sandy bridge, and as I just built this system this was how I wanted to spend my money.

Thanks again.

Jam3s

Glad you're happy, it's your money and your agenda, I'm sorry we couldn't be more helpful! I would suggest getting on that Q6600 and working on a steep OC, otherwise your 470's are going to be pretty badly bottlenecked.
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