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BFG GeForce 9800 GX2: Keep/sell/SLI- Gaming PC build

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May 26, 2014 1:24:47 PM

I recently purchased a USED BFG 9800 GX2 off of Kijiji for $40. The only reason I bought it was because I knew it was the highest possible 9-series GeForce GPU you could get. And it was a BFG model. I want to build a budget Intel gaming PC and was wondering if this card would be good enough for average work and using it for Minecraft and other indie games. I do enjoy the classic racing game and won't be playing new crazy graphics intense games such as Battlefield 4 and the like. Another question of mine would be to find another one of these around and use it in SLI. I know the graphics card itself is only DirectX 10 but I don't really need 11 so much. And if you think this thing is just a piece of junk, what card should I get? I'm definitely getting a Nvidia card, and my price range is $100-$200 but will be able to go to $230 if there is some crazy good value around. But I REALLY would like to use this thing if I can.
May 26, 2014 2:37:41 PM

Well, for a better gaming performance and experience would be better a new generation GPU that support DX11.
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May 26, 2014 2:52:14 PM

Sorry to burst your bubble but AMD GPUs are generally better for budget builds (unless the prices are still inflated).
Also SLI is not worth it for something that old (does it even support that?). I say keep it as it can play games on low/med and gather the money for a good mid range one but be careful about your cpu/gpu performance ratio. don't go putting a 270 or a 750 on an old dual core unless it's a really dam good one.
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May 26, 2014 3:14:16 PM

Datcu Alexandru said:
Sorry to burst your bubble but AMD GPUs are generally better for budget builds (unless the prices are still inflated).
Also SLI is not worth it for something that old (does it even support that?). I say keep it as it can play games on low/med and gather the money for a good mid range one but be careful about your cpu/gpu performance ratio. don't go putting a 270 or a 750 on an old dual core unless it's a really dam good one.


Yeah but I'm mores looking in the mid range. So AMD is not too much of an option, and I've had better experiences with Nvidia. Also yes it does work with SLI. I could really put two and have a Quad-GPU system :p . And another thing is that I'm not going old parts either I'm looking at a Haswell Quad i5. Really, I'd only like to play Minecraft and Cobalt, and maybe a couple of popular games such as COD.
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May 26, 2014 3:17:03 PM

saint19 said:
Well, for a better gaming performance and experience would be better a new generation GPU that support DX11.


I haven't done too much research on DX but what really is the difference between the different gens of DX? Because on different comparison sites my card has theoretically more power than a GTX 650 TI. But of course it doesn't in the real world. But why?
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