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Old 12-11-2007, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My setup is in my sig, im wondering what my best upgrade options will be. Thinking going for another 7800gtx and putting a SLI (since they are so cheap on ebay now) or going for a 8600GTS and installing vista, or maybes a better cpu, something like a 6000+

I havent kept up with the market of recent months so dont know what the best value for money is. . .

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The 7800GTX is better than the 8600GTS, so I definitely wouldn't do that...
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the 7800GTX in SLI will serve you better. But make sure you get it for super cheap. I suggest finding one on Craigslist instead in your local area and avoid paying shipping and having to bid.

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You could sell your GTX and get an 8800GT and overclock that X2 3800
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ill probably overclock my 3800, and i think i can get another 7800gtx for about £50 (GBP) just need to find my sli bridge. Just looking on ebuyer they have the 6400 for £100 (GBP) which i cannot believe.
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if you want to upgrade cpu..5000+ black editon.. best bang for your buck.. IMO
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ill probably overclock my 3800, and i think i can get another 7800gtx for about £50 (GBP) just need to find my sli bridge. Just looking on ebuyer they have the 6400 for £100 (GBP) which i cannot believe.
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if you want to upgrade cpu..5000+ black editon.. best bang for your buck.. IMO
it's not entirely neccesary for the time being, updating your graphics card will give you a better edge for now, consider upgrading once you want to go the quad-core route, hopefully once Phenoms become a decent option (at the moment, they are not, IMO)

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ill probably overclock my 3800, and i think i can get another 7800gtx for about £50 (GBP) just need to find my sli bridge.
For £50, I'd just sell that 7800GTX of yours and get the 8800GT.
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ill probably overclock my 3800, and i think i can get another 7800gtx for about £50 (GBP) just need to find my sli bridge. Just looking on ebuyer they have the 6400 for £100 (GBP) which i cannot believe.
£50 where the **** from?
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also, if i got say 50quid for my 7800gtx, ill still need to be paying 130 for 8800gt is at the moment more than im willing to pull out.
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ohhh second hand i got a little worried there yeah two 7800GTX's would be much better than an 8800GT and in your case cheaper
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