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April 24, 2007 7:32:29 PM

Hey all, I am in the early stages of building my very own PC from scratch. I’m attempting to build the best and most powerful PC that I can afford. So, I need you experts to help me out a little and guide me in the right direction. For research’s sake, let’s just say money isn’t a factor (though it really is in many ways:)  ).

My main area of priority for this PC is, first and foremost, COOLING (i.e., a well cooled machine for overclocking all components)., and POWER. I like gaming and video editing quite a lot.

So, in your opinion, what are the top/best nVidia SLi-ready VGA's?

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April 24, 2007 7:50:29 PM

Wow, you must be excited about building you're pc, 5 new threads in 5 sections in 5 minutes.

I have no suggestions for you except that copy and paste should be disabled on you're new pc.

Seriously.

The simple answer to you're question is the 8800gtx and possibly 8800 ultra in the future. If cooling is the top concern msi and asus have water cooled versions.
April 24, 2007 8:02:40 PM

what is your budget.Because i wouldn't know if i should recommend you an x1600xt for 99 or the evga 8800gtx.
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April 24, 2007 8:12:33 PM

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Wow, you must be excited about building you're pc, 5 new threads in 5 sections in 5 minutes.

I have no suggestions for you except that copy and paste should be disabled on you're new pc.

Seriously.

LOL. agreed.

To the OP: Which is is? Is money a factor or isn't it? You can't have both. I'm sure someone can give you suggestions on a $10K build if money isn't a factor. But something tells me that would be a waste of time for you and the person trying to help.
April 25, 2007 8:41:51 PM

i would get the 7600 gt sli-ied. or the 8600 gt or gts cant go wrong with any of those. go to newegg. 8600 gt about $170 gts $200 7600 gt $130
April 25, 2007 10:12:55 PM

If money isn't a factor, then a 8800 GTX might be right for you. Though it is better to wait as R600 (ATi's lineup of dx 10 cards) are around the corner (rumored to be launched in mid-may). And from the benchmarks that I've seen, it seems that they are VERY competitive to the nvidia's dx10 cards. So, bottom line, if impatient: Go 8800 GTX, if impatient and don't want to spend much money, go 8800 GTS (320 mb if using 1600X1200 resolution or lower, 640 MB if higher), and if you are patient, then wait for R600.
April 26, 2007 9:52:08 PM

the r600 is fricken huge google it
April 26, 2007 10:52:18 PM

Seems that the 2900XTX went home to cry to mommy after a friendly bout with the 8800GTX; even though the 2900XTX has 1GB memory (vs 768MB for the 8800GTX), GDDR4 memory, and about double the stream processors of the 8800GTX. The 2900XT (same GPU as the XTX but 512MB of GDDR3) does beat the 8800GTS in most benchmarks.
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