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Old 01-26-2006, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I cant decide between buying 2 video card now or single video card....or just buying one video card with the right mobo and then get another on when the prices drop...arg im so confused...please somone help me...
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i had that question in mind wen i frst started learnin bout building a comp, and i went with NO SLI.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SLI is purely for bragging rights, no point as of yet
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok I guess its just a single 256 GTX then.... heh
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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dnt get gtx, get gt, u save money cu gtx aint that much better then the gt truss.
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Yea, a single 7800GTX 256 is an excellent and solid card. You may want to look at the X1800XT too, has better video quality than the 7800GTX 256 and is in the same price range.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeai agree, alot of people dislike ati around here, i don't know why. but check out ati's x1800xt
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Im not Biased towards ATI its just that Iv had bad luck with them...I mean the first 2 cards I bought from them didnt work and then I bought a Radeo 9550 (holy **** was that a bad idea) and it sucked...so yeah but il look into it... and the reason why I brought this whole sub up was becuase Im trying to make this computer as good as I can NOW becuase I wont be buying new crads, I wont be Getting new CPu's, And I certanily wont be getting any new Hard drives becuase I just wont have the money after this. This is alot of money for a highshcool Student like me so Im trying to get the most I can so I can play tomrows games without buying a thousand dollar video card or AMD processor.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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SLI, Crossfire aren't in any way necessary at this point.

I would definitely stick with a 1 Card platform for now.

Nothing wrong with ATI cards. I have had very good luck with them.

I am running an x1800xt currently and it runs everything at highest settings without problems. However the 7800 gtx is still a very good card. Both very comparable. So I would basically go with whichever one is cheaper atm . I haven't looked at prices for a while.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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But do you think I should get a SLI enabled motherboard if I do get the 7800 GTX so when the new Graphics cards come out and the Gtx's price goes down I can buy another one and sli em? or crossfire with the x1800xt wich ever?
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