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Old 05-30-2008, 11:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Its not a waste of money for SLI. Especially if you play on a 24" monitor. Good luck pushing 1920x1200 all settings high with some AA on a single video card in a game like Age of Conan. That being said, dont cheap out on the motherboard. 650i mobos are junk, they are only 8x/8x in SLI mode and most dont overclock for squat. IF you are going SLI, get the evga 750i FTW board as it is a great overclocker, and is 16x/16x, and the cheapest GOOD sli board you are going to be able to find.

All true, but the important part is, and Veedub, you're one of those that told me this, if you play 23" or les monitor, SLI is not worth it. 24" or above I was told to go SLI if I wanted to play high settings. Since I have a 22" and will not spend money for a 24"+, one card it was =)

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ahh i just wanted SLI just incase the current rig i was building wasnt good enough to play high end games.

I have a 17" LCD monitor, im not planning on getting a new one, and the resolution i play in is 128x960 and im quite happy with this.

Anyway all i need is games in 1280x960 res, with a 17" monitor to get decent FPS in high graphics using

4gb ram
8800GT 512mb

would it? i expect crysis at least 50fps, and css in stable 100+ fps. (quake 4/doom in 80+ fps too i hope)

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 4000+
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9
Video Card: nVidia7300GS 512mb PCI-e
Ram: 1024 Memory DDR 2x 512
HDD: 80GB Western Digital (IDE)
Monitor: 17'' LCD Chimei CMV
Burner: 2x Lite-On 52x38x52x Burners
Keyboard: G15 Logitech Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: G5 Logitech Gaming Mouse
MousePad: Thermaltake Tai-Chi M2 Steelpad
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Expecting crysis to play at anything above 30 without spending 4grand just isnt going to happen. But it will definately be playable at that res with an 8800GT.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have a Q6600 clocked to 3.6, 9800gtx clocked to 830, 2052, 1240 for a 22" monitor @1680x1050 and Age of Conan is like butter for me, so you'll be great at crysis too.

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