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I currently have a 9800 GTX and it's getting dated pretty quickly. I just need to know if I should either buy another 9800 GTX to put into SLi, which is only about $100, or should I get another card? If my best option is to get another card, is there a way that my current 9800 GTX can save me money? Whether selling it or something?
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Your mobo supports SLI, so that is most definitely an option. However, I'm all about the single GPU solution.

What's your budget?

This looks like a nice upgrade! GTX 460 1GB
Edited by onoz - 1/28/11 at 4:39pm
 
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You could probably sell that 9800GTX for $50-75 if you are lucky, and you could buy a GTX 460 like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162058 this is the 768MB version which is fine for your resolution or you could get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130596 Its the 1gb version with 256bit interface. But at your resolution either one will do absolutely amazing.
    
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You could probably sell that 9800GTX for $50-75 if you are lucky, and you could buy a GTX 460 like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162058 this is the 768MB version which is fine for your resolution or you could get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130596 Its the 1gb version with 256bit interface. But at your resolution either one will do absolutely amazing.
I am loving that first one, is that a removable fan I see?

Right now I don't have too much difficulty playing games on max, some games get lagging, but I'm assuming with that I would see no lag at all on any games?

EDIT:
I actually think I'll save, and go for the 256-bit one. I'm no cheapo, and I want to brag about my computer.
Edited by Hbliss23 - 1/28/11 at 5:35pm
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19 lcd so probably liked other said, go for single GPU, which sell 9800gtx (slight behide 4850) and get gtx460.
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19 lcd so probably liked other said, go for single GPU, which sell 9800gtx (slight behide 4850) and get gtx460.
That's another thing, I'll probably be getting a bigger monitor later, it'll probably end up being 1680x1050 as well. Would I still see good performance from the 460?
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That's another thing, I'll probably be getting a bigger monitor later, it'll probably end up being 1680x1050 as well. Would I still see good performance from the 460?
gtx460 should be fine on that resolution.
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That's another thing, I'll probably be getting a bigger monitor later, it'll probably end up being 1680x1050 as well. Would I still see good performance from the 460?
I have the 768mb version and play on 1680x1050 23 inch monitor, the only games I really saw major slow downs in were Crysis, Metro 2033, and every now and then GTA IV. It is a pretty powerful little card.
    
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