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Old 05-25-2007, 12:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok, does it decrease the life of the cards? I'm sure I'll be hittin the forums when I get to that point...
yes, but not to a noticable amount like instead of 100000000 hours u may get 99999999
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lol...yea....or like 99999998...
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Yeah seriously...when you reduce the life from 10 years to 8...what does it matter when it's obsolete in 1 year or so anyway.
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Same goes, for CPUs too.
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Yeah seriously...when you reduce the life from 10 years to 8...what does it matter when it's obsolete in 1 year or so anyway.
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Same goes, for CPUs too.
yep pretty much.....
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Ok, let me ask this. Instead of buying two of those vid cards and running in sli would I notice a big difference if I just used one and oc'd? Really it's for playing CS Source and Day of Defeat Source.

I would hate to drop another $150 if it's an overkill. I could then wait to upgrade that in the future, pick another up when the cost is lower.
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I'd suggest you stay with just one and overclock. Because a single 7900GS can man handle those games....lol....a bit of exaggeration, but it can play those games easily, at the highest setting.
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I'd suggest you stay with just one and overclock. Because a single 7900GS can man handle those games....lol....a bit of exaggeration, but it can play those games easily, at the highest setting.

Good deal, you just saved me $150 and a lengthy explination to my wife as to why I need two of these...
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I would still suggest the 7950gt ...it's much better than the 7900GS.
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He's trying to save money...lol. And the 7900GS does the job. And he's only playing CSS and DoD. You don't need a 7950GT for that. That's like paying, an extra $30+, for what, like 10 more frames per second.
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