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Old 12-11-2008, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,
Can anyone recommend a great video between $100-200?I have a 680i SLI ready motherboard.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind do you have? I just dont know how high to go if its not worth it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ATI radeon 4850, one of the best out now for a good price.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the guy has a 680i board and you are recommended crossfire? are you serious?

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hey bro i just built a 680i SLI board.....here is benched results for you to use while you choose:

680i SLI board:

2x9600 GSO's -

crysis all high no AA 1280 x 1024 = 32 FPS
3dmark06 = hdr - 6280, sm2.0 - 6127

2x8800GT's -

crysis all high no AA 1280 x 1024 = 48 FPS
3dmark06 = hdr - 8200, sm2.0 - 8127

the processor i used was a conroe E6700 2.66 ghz, overclocked to 3.52 ghz...

there you have it!

9600 gso = $77.99 brand new from newegg 768 mb ram
8800 gt - discontinued
9800 gt - same as 8800 gt, $149.99 new from newegg 512 mb ddr3

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ATI radeon 4850, one of the best out now for a good price.
do you know that an SLI board is setup for nVidia? running an ATI on it would be ridiculous...
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Whats with the double post saying basically the same thing?

And you can run a ATI card on a sli board without problem. You just can't run 2 cards from ati but one 4850 or 4870 512mb will play most games on very high settings.
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do you know that an SLI board is setup for nVidia? running an ATI on it would be ridiculous...
Don't be so quick to be so sure about these things and jump on people about it. ATI cards can be run just fine in nvidia boards. You just cant crossfire 2 cards on a nvidia board. He never asked for an SLI or crossfire setup in the first place either, nor did anybody recommend a crossfire setup, I don't know where you got that idea. Druid and QUACK had good suggestions
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No one recommended crossfire kid.

CoolIce, a 4850 is probably your best bet looking at your hardware. Why do you have a CD-ROM listed in your sig but no CPU?? Also, ignore Rave Tech's answers. WRONG!! I am pretty sure he is clueless about hardware.

BTW, I am pretty sure RaveTech thinks it is "cool" to SLI. What he fails to comprehend after being told many times is that the cards don't scale 100% and therefore performance per price is lower than the 4850 or GTX 260 Core 216. There is really no reason to buy a 9600GSO unless you are building a budget rig, and I can't really see any reason to buy a 9800GT at $149. The 8800GT/9800GT was a great card.....I used to own one. But that was a year ago.
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What kind do you have? I just dont know how high to go if its not worth it.
What kind of what do I have? Video card? I have piece of trash 6800. At least it is almost trash. Minimum game reqs now are 6600-6800. I'm building a new rig in like 2 months, so I am probably going to go for the gtx 260 core 216 since it is comprable in performance to the 4870, and it comes with farcry 2.
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To the OP, for your price range you could get this:
Newegg.com - MSI N260GTX-T2D896 OC GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Use this promo code EMCBCBCBC and its $185 with free shipping. Its not a core 216 though.
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