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just ordered my sli 8800 GTS 320MB cyberpower pc!

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February 12, 2007 10:45:34 PM

Here are the components and price
CAS: TURBO X-DREAMER CASE 350 WATT W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display [-31] (BLACK COLOR)
CASUPGRADE: 12in COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT [+10] (BLUE COLOR)
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 CPU @ 1.86GHz 1066FSB 2x1MB L2 Cache EM64T
CD: 16X DVD ROM [-21] (BLUE COLOR [+9])
CD2: COMBO DRIVE (16X DVD-ROM & 52x32x52 CD-RW) [+15] (BLACK COLOR)
FAN: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA CASE FANS [-42]
HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+26])
KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard (Black Color)
MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse (BLACK COLOR)
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) MSI P6N SLI-FI nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard [-17]
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ Heat Spreader [+27])
MODEM: PCI 56K V.92 FAX MODEM W/ VOICE [+12]
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
POWERSUPPLY: Enermax EG565P 535 Watt Power Supply (SLI-Ready) [+79]
SOFT: Microsoft® Works Suite 2006 w/Works8, Word 2002, Encarta, Money, Digital Image, & Streets&Trips [+29]
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS 24/7 LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: Sicuro RW-375XL 2.1 Gaming Speakers [+60] (BLUE COLOR)
VIDEO: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB 16X PCI Express [+215] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB 16X PCI Express [+215] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

_PRICE: (+1571)
February 12, 2007 11:50:27 PM

Why did you post?
a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2007 12:14:58 AM

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Why did you post?


probably because he can.
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February 13, 2007 12:26:06 AM

let us know how those new GTS's work in SLI.
February 13, 2007 1:45:37 AM

Nice rig.

I'm just waiting for people to test PSU's on SLI 8800 GTS so that i know if my 650 w power supply would run it.

People are just doubling the 400 w recommendation of one GTS and saying it will be 800 watts necessary but i think it will be actually less than that. I hope not since i just paid for this power supply.
February 13, 2007 4:31:47 AM

Looks good. Keep us posted.
a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2007 4:32:50 AM

Dude, IMO for the price you'd be better off with a GF8800GTX and pocket the difference.

The 320MB is going to hold back the combo at higher resolutions/AA, which are the major reasons to go with SLi in the first place.

Remember SLi doesn't add memory, you've just created a very powerful combined GPU with no memory. :?

BTW, Good Luck with that Vista Home Premium and the SLi setup to begin with. 8O
February 13, 2007 12:21:39 PM

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Remember SLi doesn't add memory, you've just created a very powerful combined GPU with no memory.



That's the first time I have heard of that. Gee, I hope you're wrong. I was hoping to max out my doom 3.
February 13, 2007 12:24:28 PM

Wouldn't you have been better off with a single GTX?
a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2007 12:25:37 PM

in sli if you have each card at 256k, you dont get 512 still just 256.
February 13, 2007 12:44:35 PM

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Remember SLi doesn't add memory, you've just created a very powerful combined GPU with no memory.



That's the first time I have heard of that. Gee, I hope you're wrong. I was hoping to max out my doom 3.

A 7800GT would max out your Doom 3, and what Grape Ape said is correct. SLI is useful at really high resolutions, but the 320MB GTS falls apart at the higher resolutions. So a single GTX generally beats the SLI 320MB GTS in newer games above 1600x1200. Check out the benchies for GRAW. Actually, did you check out any of the benchmarks or reviews at all?
February 13, 2007 12:53:08 PM

+1. Cancel the SLI order and pick up a 8800gtx. The purpose of SLI is trumped by the lack of memory on those cards.
February 13, 2007 12:55:02 PM

Go and change the SLI GTS'S for a GTX - fast!!!
February 13, 2007 1:50:51 PM

Of course...

Matrox g450m 218fsp
r600 (speculate) 185fps
GTX 155fps
1950xtx 95fps
6800gt 20fps


You may want to get a Matrox.
February 13, 2007 2:05:00 PM

A what?
February 13, 2007 5:46:58 PM

MATROX was a great graphics card company. I had the g400 agp card and loved it (first card w/dual head support, and bump mapping).


Anyway, now they are excellent 2d cards.
February 13, 2007 6:13:38 PM

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Go and change the SLI GTS'S for a GTX - fast!!!


Ok, ya'll better be right. I called and left a vm. I may not go for the gtx but the gts 640mb because of the power drainage.
February 13, 2007 6:28:01 PM

February 13, 2007 6:44:18 PM

I was about to ask that question when I saw the thread, so what your saying is the workload is shared between the two gpu's for processing power but the actual memory does not stack. So instead of 640 meg ram your running in a effect a real fast gpu with only 320 megs of effective ram. correct?
February 13, 2007 6:54:02 PM

Memory does not stack - FACT.

Two SLI'D 320MB GTS'S still only give you 320MB.
February 13, 2007 6:56:01 PM

Good move.

Your PSU will handle a GTX.
February 13, 2007 6:56:35 PM

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I was about to ask that question when I saw the thread, so what your saying is the workload is shared between the two gpu's for processing power but the actual memory does not stack. So instead of 640 meg ram your running in a effect a real fast gpu with only 320 megs of effective ram. correct?


correct.
February 13, 2007 7:08:29 PM

Well you could buy the Advantage memory dongle in order to use both memory.


Requirements

Price $549.99
PSU 800watts or greater
5 available PCI-1x slots
SLI w/2 graphics cards
24in LCD monitor or greater
Windows Vista


So it may not be worth it... nvrmind.
February 13, 2007 7:24:50 PM

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Well you could buy the Advantage memory dongle in order to use both memory.


Requirements

Price $549.99
PSU 800watts or greater
5 available PCI-1x slots
SLI w/2 graphics cards
24in LCD monitor or greater
Windows Vista


So it may not be worth it... nvrmind.

Is that real as there is no board with 2 x16 pci-e slot and 5 more x1 slots
February 13, 2007 7:40:31 PM

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Well you could buy the Advantage memory dongle in order to use both memory.



If SLI only use the memory on one card, is it possible to use one 640mb and one 320mb card for SLI?
February 13, 2007 8:08:47 PM

Changed my card to one 8800 GTS 640mb Sli card and upgraded memory to 2 gigs. It will cost $50 extra.
February 13, 2007 8:10:24 PM

Much better performance you will see.

That sentence started strange and ended like Yoda said it.
February 13, 2007 8:13:22 PM

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Well you could buy the Advantage memory dongle in order to use both memory.



If SLI only use the memory on one card, is it possible to use one 640mb and one 320mb card for SLI?

It doesn't only use the memory on one card. It's that both cards have to hold the same information in their memory, for each of their GPUs to use. So you don't end up with twice the memory available, you end up with the same amount of memory available, but used twice. And if you talk about it too much it starts to stop making sense. Get it?
February 13, 2007 8:14:40 PM

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That sentence started strange and ended like Yoda said it.


Kick butt with my system I will. :wink:
a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2007 9:19:04 PM

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Of course...

Matrox g450m 218fsp
r600 (speculate) 185fps
GTX 155fps
1950xtx 95fps
6800gt 20fps


You may want to get a Matrox.


ROTFLMAO !!

OMFG! I LOVE THAT! :trophy:


I hadn't had a chance to check this thread yet, you just made my Day!
a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2007 9:26:43 PM

yes and i said (k) instead of (mb) :oops: 
a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2007 9:32:27 PM

Silly Boy!



Anywhooo, off to the good ole Hockey game! Go Flames! 8)
February 13, 2007 9:46:05 PM

Great Ape...
how can you enjoy real red/green Chili living up in Canada?
February 14, 2007 12:09:18 AM

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Go and change the SLI GTS'S for a GTX - fast!!!


Ok, ya'll better be right. I called and left a vm. I may not go for the gtx but the gts 640mb because of the power drainage.

The GTX doesn't have a significant power drainage difference with the GTS
February 14, 2007 6:25:15 AM

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Go and change the SLI GTS'S for a GTX - fast!!!


Ok, ya'll better be right. I called and left a vm. I may not go for the gtx but the gts 640mb because of the power drainage.


Let me get this straight, you changed from a GTS 320 SLi so a single GTS 640?

BTW if you went from a GTS 320 SLi to a GTS 640 SLi you aren't gonna see a difference between the two. The have the same specs except for half the memory...
February 14, 2007 7:31:39 AM

Yeah, on lower resolutions and with current game yes, your not going to notice the difference between the 320M and 640M cards. Roll forward 6 months then I expect you will see a difference.
February 14, 2007 2:55:57 PM

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Yeah, on lower resolutions and with current game yes, your not going to notice the difference between the 320M and 640M cards. Roll forward 6 months then I expect you will see a difference.


You're right. In 6 months, the card with less memory will be slower.

The benchmarks clearly show that the lower memory bank hurts at higher resolutions and AA usage
February 14, 2007 3:23:56 PM

good luck with your system. I hope it goes better for you than it did for me. Without going in to too much detail I can say they didn't ship me what I ordered, it didn't work, and when I sent it back to get fixed it took another 2 months to get it back. In which time better components became available. Got it back and still not what I ordered. Tech support was terribly rude and I cannot say enough bad about Cyberpower. Sorry.
February 14, 2007 3:35:15 PM

Your psu looks a bit on the small side, and you might well consider a separate sound card rather than the on-board sound card. Other than that, looks like you got a good start on things from my perspective.
February 14, 2007 3:41:08 PM

Your psu looks a bit on the small side, and you might well consider a separate sound card rather than the on-board sound card. And why two small video cards instead of one big card? Other than that, looks like you got a good start on things from my perspective, but only a start.
February 14, 2007 4:50:08 PM

I think he'll be okay on the PSU now that he only has one GFX card. The GTX should also preform better at hi res than the memory limited pair of 320's
February 14, 2007 5:35:01 PM

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I think he'll be okay on the PSU now that he only has one GFX card. The GTX should also preform better at hi res than the memory limited pair of 320's


He didn't get the GTX everyone recommended, he went with a single 640MB GTS and bumped up his RAM to 2 GBs, instead of the two 320MB GTS, which may or may not be better depending on the resolution he plans to game in. He didn't mention which monitor he would be using so it's hard to say.

He sure won't have a shortage of memory now. The 2GBs will actually be useful, especially when he goes to Vista, so that's good. The GTX would have been better, and more expensive of course. I can't believe they didn't give you a DVD writer, that's pretty much standard now, they're only like $28. Overall though, this system should really rock in all of today's games at any resolution and will probably kick @ss in Crysis too. It gives you a lot more upgradability for the future if you need it too, since you can always add in another GTS in SLI. Enjoy.
February 14, 2007 6:23:13 PM

You are correct, my mistake. I guess I was looking at the wrong post before I stuck my foot in my mouth (keyboard).
February 14, 2007 7:41:51 PM

Heh, we'll see you again in a couple of weeks, everyone that ever buys anything from Cyberpower ends up posting here again with massive issues with it that Cyberpower dont care about.

Low prices, horrible customer service.

Anyway, if you are running at 1280x1024, then 1 8800GTS 320MB will be fine.

The 320MB card is a bad choice for 1600x1200 or higher. SLI is pointless under 1600x1200. Therefore, 8800GTS 320MB SLI is a bad idea.

My 8800GTX maxes out everything with silly levels of AA and AF at 1600x1200, so a GTS should run fine at 1280x1024... There is no point in SLI unless you are going higher.
February 14, 2007 9:02:02 PM

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Remember SLi doesn't add memory, you've just created a very powerful combined GPU with no memory.



That's the first time I have heard of that. Gee, I hope you're wrong. I was hoping to max out my doom 3.He's right; I own an SLI system and I can tell you that it does NOT add memory.
February 14, 2007 9:20:28 PM

Wow! I wish I had seen that article before I made my purchase. I had read some reviews on their computers themselves, which seemed to be OK. However, if I had read that article I would not have ordered. In the end though, I do have my computer, even if it is not exactly what I ordered, and it runs. I hope other people read that article and take posts like mine very seriously. It's fine if they buy from them, just so long as they know EXACTLY what they are getting into.
February 14, 2007 9:41:38 PM

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Heh, we'll see you again in a couple of weeks, everyone that ever buys anything from Cyberpower ends up posting here again with massive issues with it that Cyberpower dont care about.

Low prices, horrible customer service.

Anyway, if you are running at 1280x1024, then 1 8800GTS 320MB will be fine.

The 320MB card is a bad choice for 1600x1200 or higher. SLI is pointless under 1600x1200. Therefore, 8800GTS 320MB SLI is a bad idea.

My 8800GTX maxes out everything with silly levels of AA and AF at 1600x1200, so a GTS should run fine at 1280x1024... There is no point in SLI unless you are going higher.


I'd like to take a moment to balance this post and the one from Andonsage. I did buy a Cyberpower about a year ago and overall, the one that I got has been as good as any I have bought or built through the years, including one that I bought from Alienware about 5 years ago. There was a problem with the motherboard, but they sent a new one without hastle. I can't say that their customer service was bad at all, especailly when comparing it to HP or Dell.

Despite the article from Hardcop, the one that I got has done great overall. I have upgraded a few things through the year, but never had to do anything drastic to make it function correctly. Yes, I'm sure others have had more problems than I have, but to keep things in perspective, my Alienware had to be sent back for a new motherboard and hard drive, so no company can claim perfection. I agree that for the price, there isn't going to be a lot there, but I don't think that should be unexpected.
February 14, 2007 10:13:35 PM

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Wow! I wish I had seen that article before I made my purchase...

I love the way that [H]Consumer evaluates computer systems. You can find all of their other reviews in Desktop Computer Reviews. For myself, I'm choosing AVA Direct when I purchase a new computer later this year. With the advent of Vista, the upcoming price reduction in Intel CPUs, and the upcoming ATI DX10 cards, I'm waiting a few months to see how it all shakes out. My understanding of things makes it seem like the time to buy a new computer will be when Vista Service Pack 1 is released.

Gary
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