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Old 07-19-2007, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about buying a new computer and have the option of the following:

1. A 320Mb nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS


2. 2 x 256Mb nVidia GeForce 8600 GTs in SLI configuration.

Both options cost the same price and I'm entirely undecided as to which option to go for. For information's sake I'm primarly a gamer with the usual sort of internet browsing, etc on the side.

Any information as to the benefits of one over the other, etc would be much appreciated.


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Old 07-19-2007, 08:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the single 8800GTS would be better. Though someone with better knowledge should post.

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Old 07-19-2007, 08:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Sartois,
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The 8600GTs in SLI, are crap compared to a single 8800GTS. The GTS will simply, crush them. SLI is never worth it, unless you are SLIing high end video cards, playing on a 30" LCD, at 2560 x 1600.


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I agree with Raze664 and b1gapl, SLI's just can't compare to 8800's. Or like b1gapl said, unless your running 8800 Ultras in SLI.

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Old 07-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What a friendly welcome, what nice people you are!

Hhmmm, stay away from the SLI's huh? ok, thanks for that

Was thinking of making it myself since I've tinkered around quite a bit - at least in the basic putting of one together, not so much in the tweaking. Will have to work out costs, etc.

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