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Old February 19, 2009, 02:16 PM
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Default 8800GTS 640 or 2xHD 3850 in Crossfire?

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I'm going to rebuilding my main rig with some parts that I already have. I have both an 8800GTS 640 and a pair of reference design 3850s (256MB models). Assuming I'll be using a P45 chipset board with dual slots, what configuration do you guys think is better and why? I know neither is a high-end setup to today's standards, but I'm not a very heavy gamer (plus new hardware isn't in the budget right now)..

I have a 22" monitor with a 1680x1050 resolution.

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Old February 19, 2009, 02:20 PM
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I would say the 3850s for stuff that supports CF. 8800 for folding.
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Old February 19, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Try 2x9600GT SLI, These performs better than 3870 in CF.

Or go single solution. ATI 4850 or 9800GTX
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Old February 19, 2009, 07:39 PM
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I was actually thinking about selling my 8800GTS and picking up a 9800GTX+. They seem to be one of the best "bang for the buck" cards at the moment. Problem is that I wouldn't get much for the first gen 8800, unfortunately. I might be able to sell the two 3850s for enough to pick up a single 4850. That may be worthwhile.

Decisions, decisions
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Old February 19, 2009, 07:57 PM
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This a great deal if you can swing it NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX+ SC 756MHZ 512MB 2.24GHZ 256BIT DDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - 512-P3-N884-AR In Canada. $158.88 after $20 MIR
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Old February 20, 2009, 05:38 AM
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Going to have to start searching the couch for change!
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Old February 20, 2009, 09:01 AM
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4870s are down to the $200 range as well. You could sell all three cards and get one of those.
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a single 4850 would crush both of those set ups. and a 4870 would be even better.
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Old February 20, 2009, 04:53 PM
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I think it is settled then. I'm going to try to sell these and raise some cash for a new card
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Old February 21, 2009, 07:47 AM
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you should be able to sell the 3850's for $50 each and the 8800gts for $80-100 you should come out almost even with all the good sales these days. Just make sure to check back in when you are ready to the new card, because there are ok 4850's and awesome 4850's when it come to speed and cooling.
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