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Old 01-25-2005, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6600 GT or 6800?

If one were to go with an SLI configuration to support to video cards, would a 6600 GT or a 6800 be better?
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depends on how much performance you need/want and how much money you have to burn
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Well I could spend a total of eight hundred bucks on the graphics cards
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And I want as much performance as possible
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the cheapest PCI-E 6800 GT I found is a BFG for $470 each, so it would cost you $940 for 2 of 'em ($140 over budget). the BFG's are stock overclocked though.

the regular 6800's are crippled by 4 pipes, although you could softmod them to a GT or Ultra core (but they still wouldn't have GDDR3)

2 6600 GT's in SLI roughly gets the same performance of 1 6800 GT
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Alright, I can go overbudget if it won't hinder other things to much. I only have a 1800-2200 spending limit on the PC itself
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2 6600 GT's in SLI roughly gets the same performance of 1 6800 GT [/B]
on paper, yes, but that 128-bit wide bus limits their prowess

i would say that 2 6600gts are between a 6800 and a 6800GT

go for the 6800
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yes that's why I said "roughly"
most of the time, a dual 6600 GT would be somewhat behind a 6800 GT, but occasionally although not in many cases the dual GPU's will win

so with the dual BFG 6800 GT's (which are stock overclocked) at $940 that leaves $860 to $1060 for the rest of the parts
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Yeah, but could I still get something worthwhile with the 1000 left? Is there really any reason I should go with the SLI configuration and two 6800 GT's or should I do something else with the money?
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Asus A8N Nforce4 SLI motherboard $187
you'll need an SLI board to go with the cards

G.Skill 2x512MB PC4400 DDRRAM $237.75
this is the best RAM for overclocking, or even at stock speeds it's still really fast.

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Winchester $285
this is the CPU that has tested to go best with the G.Skill RAM, with the Winchester core, and the ability to reduce the multiplier, to increase the HTT (Athlon 64's equivalent to FSB) and get better transfer speeds between RAM and CPU.

Ultra X-Connect 500W PSU $81
blue, titanium or black. these PSU's are about the most reliable, and best looking you can get. you can take out the cables you don't need, and all of them are sleeved.

LG 16x dual layer DVD burner $64

LG 52x24x52x16 CDR/RW + DVD $37

Seagate 300GB SATA $224
huge drive, reliable, quiet, and fast access time

Dell Sony 21" Trinitron or a black one $99 or $149
this is a really good monitor, I actually have the exact same one myself running at 2048x1536 (although my TNT2 doesn't like it much hehe)

case: anything you like. if you get a black case, you might want to get the black monitor

total = $1869.75 or $1919.75 without case
- that includes the dual 6800 GT's
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