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Old 05-01-2008, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 7900gs right now and playing an mmorpg pretty decently without anti-aliasing and decided i should upgrade my graphics card.

should i sli? or should i buy high end cards? which is cheaper // more efficient?

ps: can someone recommend me on a better video card? budget is $250
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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and you'd be better off with a better card rather then sli
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Better cards hand down, go with the g92 8800gts that Peter linked to!
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What about this
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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How about:

Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-96TES2P-FSP GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

and a new cpu like a 5000+ black edition or osmething.
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Unless you could get another 7900gs for like $20, get a new card.
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^^agree^^
if you can find a cheap 7900gs, it would work for awhile longer at pretty high settings, depending on the game of course.
here's one on ebay for 10 bucks:
BFG GeForce 7900GS OC 256MB DDR3 PCI EXPRESS Video Card - eBay (item 160237761720 end time May-08-08 18:38:30 PDT)
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Wow $10 7900gs... If I could get my 'rents to buy that.... wow...
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still 10 bucks. 2 days, 1 hour to go. if it stays at 10 bucks, i'll snipe it and have it sent to you vern.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow $10 7900gs... If I could get my 'rents to buy that.... wow...
i have a gently used 7900 gs id LOVE to unload (to finance the new system...), but i think its worth a little more than $10. $40-50?
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