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Old 07-01-2005, 02:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would go with a single 6800GT now, and then slap in another 6800GT later.
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it depends on how much money you have.
if you have a crapload of money, go for the 7800 GTX's
if you have a lot, but not so much for the 7800's, the 6800 GT's are a good choice.

however I would recommend against the 6600 GT's for SLI. they perform roughly the same as a single 6800 GT, so you may as well just get the 6800 GT
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If you have the money for two 6600GTs, get a single 6800GT. If you have the money for two 6800GTs, get a 7800GTX. If you have the money for two 7800GTXs, you have too much money.

I am not a fan of SLI or any other doubling up method, I see no point as SLI has incompatibility issues, dumps a lot more heat into your system, and doesn't offer the performance that the price costs. You'll also have to find yourself an SLI compliant PSU.
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This is my first SLI rig and by everything I have seen, it has performed well. No hickups on ANY games, no problems with compatability with my older games. I am unsure of what boosts it will provide in a 64 Bit OS. I may play around with the settings once I get liquid inside.

With the 6800 GToc's that I have the temps seem to run around 42 on one and 45 on the other. These cards have been a sound decision and I am glad I spent the money.

I imagine that you will begin seeing performance charts, as you may already, comparing one card with 2 of the same on different evaluator scales.

Is anyone out there running a SLI setup on a 64 Bit OS? I hear there are some big Compatability issues with these OS's. But hey, it is a new step, so it is to be expected. Keep an eye open.
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just my oppinion
bfg cost way too much for what you get. wow 20mhz on mem and core for an extra $70 don't see the point. just a gimmick
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Just my opinion. Don't get SLI, as benchmarks show that the single card sollutions are better than the multi-card solutions. For $150, get the 6600GT, for $250, get the X800XL, and for $350, get the 6800GT.

Also, engraver, sli 6800Gt is overkill for Diablo II, and the two BF games.
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I agree with garaa. if you have the money, just go for a single 7800 GTX. if not, a single 6800 GT.
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If you have the money for two 7800GTXs, you have too much money.
there's no such thing as too much money... hehe
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I have had other cards, the main thing that I have appreciated about the BFG is they have already tuned it for OC'ing at least to some degree.

Valid point you have though, was pricy. I can't really say who I like the best, It is between MSI and eVGA I suppose.

Also, I am trying to get my ram up to 667Mhz from 533. It was sold as dual channel ranging from 533-720. I just don't want to Screw it up doing so. I could not find the ram running at 667, everywhere I went, they were either discontinued, or sold out and unsure when the next shipment would be in. It is Patriot brand.
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