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Old 03-29-2008, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a 7800GT and I need to upgrade bad. There has been a lot of price changes and new video cards appearing on the market lately and frankly I am stumped on what to buy. I don't want to pay $600 for a 9800GX2 but I want some serious power. I was considering putting 2x 8800GT or 2 8800GTS in SLI. It would be cheap but still offer good performance. What do you guys think?
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I'd opt for 2x 8800gt.
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2x 9600 GT
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I'd opt for 2x 8800gt.
why would he get 2 8800gt's when 2 9600gt's scale much better in sli and are cheaper?
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9600GT SLI

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What's the rest of your setup?
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Which gigabyte board? There's also the 3870x2...no need for a SLI board and it gives pretty good performance
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agreed on the HD3870X2, since you don't have to buy a new SLI board and performs pretty well
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Which gigabyte board? There's also the 3870x2...no need for a SLI board and it gives pretty good performance
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775
I want to get another board anyway because I dont care for this one. I would like to get SLI if recommended. I need power for games like Medieval 2 Total War.
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