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Old February 10, 2008, 03:06 AM
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I got a quick question for you guys..

Um.. currently I have a evga 8800GTX Superclocked card, now I was looking to go SLI, but its become pretty hard for me to sell my GTX card. So I was wondering should I just pick up another card and go for a 8800GTX SLI, or buy 2 8800GT's and SLI them..

I've seen some reviews, including SKYMTL's (I like his reviews, first choice).. and both of them I've seen benchmarks show a 8800GT SLI outperforming 1 single 8800GTX card, but wouldn't 2 of them be more superior?..

Oh and my system specs are:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
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So I will be buying an e8400 or one of those new quads (if they come out before end of march). And to go SLI..

Thanks.. :)
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Old February 10, 2008, 06:31 AM
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NO- two of your cards would still be faster for most things. Although in terms of value, the GTX is still fairly pricey and you may want to sell it and but two GTs. or wait and see what comes out within the next two months.
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So I will be buying an e8400 or one of those new quads (if they come out before end of march). And to go SLI..

Thanks.. :)
I'm fairly sure your 680i will NOT be running the new 45nm quads. That's why they released the 780i. I guess it should run the E8400, but I'm not sure on that.

I'd sell your 8800GTX and buy 2 8800GT. If you have the cash though, then yes 2 8800GTX would be better, but you should really have a 24" - 30" monitor to fully utilize all the power.
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Old February 10, 2008, 11:20 AM
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I have a 24" Dell and am running 2 8800GTX. It's fast, trust me. If you have the cash, get a second GTX.

I'm running a 680I A1 ATM and it's such a shame that i can't hook a E8400 or something on it...
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What would you need a E8400 for Patriote....is your QX6800ES not good/fast enough? LOL
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I'd sell your 8800GTX and buy 2 8800GT. If you have the cash though, then yes 2 8800GTX would be better, but you should really have a 24" - 30" monitor to fully utilize all the power.
I'd sell it too. I believe that the new chip G92 chips are faster and more efficient than the older G80 chips. And like you said....the GTX's are still rather expensive...
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FYI the new p32 bios enables wolfdale compatability on the EVGA 680i- so yeah e8400 is ok for that board at least
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FYI the new p32 bios enables wolfdale compatability on the EVGA 680i- so yeah e8400 is ok for that board at least
Oh yeah, really?

Damn, thats cool. I heard those E8400 are clicking like madness.

PS: Yeah my Quad core running @ 4Ghz is kicking some major arses but I'd like to try to clock an E8400 pass 4Ghz! Well, when I'd have time... Heh
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Oh yeah, really?

Damn, thats cool. I heard those E8400 are clicking like madness.
Yeah, I just got my @$$ kicked by one! Check this out! I got beaten by 1.078 Sec!

Too bad I don't have the cash for H2O..... I would kick everybody's OC! LOL
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