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Old 06-12-2007, 10:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Lol the 8800GTS will DESTROY..SLI 8500GT. **** it trounces SLI 8600GTS's really so there you go...
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I just got an XFX 8600gt and i easily max out guildwars. its a good card for what you play and if you put them in sli it should be great
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I would not consider SLI though since a single solution is just about always the best idea unless you want bleeding edge technology.
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:55 AM   #24 (permalink)
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SLi is utterly pointless, its more faff than its worth - its not 100% efficient and its more power hungry, just get an 8800GTS and be happy, you cal always SLi up an 8800GTS at a later date.
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Usually for the price of 2 lower end video cards in sli, you can buy one higher end card for the price which will have better performance. So sli is really only worth it if you are going for two high end cards like the 8800 series. Correct me if i am wrong.
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And if you have a 30" LCD, playing games at 2560 x 1600.
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And if you have a 30" LCD, playing games at 2560 x 1600.
My 30" will be here Monday. I have (2) 8800GTS's and I can't wait to power them up and chew through the pixels!

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I definitely recommed the 8800GTS- especially if you have enough space. I took the HD racks out of my case (drilled out the rivets) and put the power supply there instead (yes, I'm reworking venting of the case too.)
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