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Old August 8, 2008, 09:47 PM
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it all depends but performance wise the 4850 CF will be a good bit faster but if money is tight then 9600 GT SLI should be more then enough.
Just what I said but in a paragraph, thanks belgolas, I second that
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Old August 9, 2008, 06:43 AM
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Crossfire is like... um, err, uh... Like SLi, er....

Even though I run CF, and have run Sli, I can't support either, aside from benchmarks, they're both a pain in the ass when it comes to gaming.
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Old August 9, 2008, 12:50 PM
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NCIX has the 9600 GT for $104 right now.
NCIX.com - Buy BFG GeForce 9600GT OC 675MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - BFGE96512GTOCE In Canada.


So if you went this way

eVGA 750I FTW 189.99
BFG 9600GT 104.99
E7200 140.30
Total $435.28

eVGA 750I 189.99
BFG 9600GT 104.99
E8400 $198.36
Total $493.34

If you went
P5Q-E $178.84
Diamond $204.99 X2 = $409.98
E7200 140.30
Total $729.12 with the E8400 Total=$787.18


So if you got one single card the GTX 260
NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Superclocked 602MHZ 896MB 2.052GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1262-AR In Canada.

eVGA 750
GTX 260
E8400
total is $678.34

if your a little tight on money , I would go with one of the top two.
but that's just my opinion.
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Sky did run into issues with cf 4850's but I don't know the details of why, what or how.

The 4870's are really good in cf, really good. I am sure any issues with the 4850's can be sorted out.

If you can Id get 4850cf and buy NVIDIA when they have something fresh for the table.
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Old August 9, 2008, 09:50 PM
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So do you know what your going to get.
Just wondering if you decided on anything yet.
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Old August 12, 2008, 10:17 AM
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I have 96's SLI'd on 750i ftw and they're pretty good from a price/performance POV. The % gain from the 2nd card is higher than average for SLI. They also run ridiculously cool. In an antec 900 I don't think I've ever seen them go above low 40s. It runs dmc 4 on 1920x1200 max everything and I've ever seen a hiccup. BTW also running e8400.

One thing to note: I seem to get fairly frequent driver irql BSOD's. I've yet to figure out if it's mobo/graphic related though. I've never had any BSOD's in xp however. (On that note has anyone heard of something similar with similar hardware?)

IMO I think the 2nd 9600 would be enough and save the extra money for a Nehalum build. By that time I'm sure the 5000 and 300 series will be out and both 9600 and 4850 will be outdated by a single $200 card.
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