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A tale of two cit- I mean gaming setups!

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What would be better for price/performance?

Total: 9 votes (1 blank vote)

  • e6750 + 2x EVGA 8800GT 512 SLI
  • 38 %
  • Q6600 + EVGA 8800GTS 512
  • 63 %
March 15, 2008 6:04:50 AM

Ok, so its been a while since I've been posting here and around november/december I was thinking of building a new gamming rig. However due to complications in life (otherwords lack of funds + two jobs + girlfriend) it was not a priority to build my computer. Now that things are in order and looking good, I know want to build a new rig. Here is my proposition:

Choice 1.) - I can get a e6750 + 2x EVGA 8800GT 512 SLI setup
or
Choice 2.) - I can drop the sli and up the proc/video card to the Q6600 + EVGA 8800GTS 512\

The two choices differ in price around 50-40$
I Have already purchased the case and PSU (Antec P182 and OCZ gamerXstream 700w).

My other proposed components are:
Gskill 4GB ram -
WD500 AAKS 16MB cache -
EVGA 680i (Why? because the 780i is the exact same thing practically, the only difference is the three way SLI and the PCI express 2.0. I just couldn't justify paying a 100 dollars more for basically the same thing)
More or less I will be spending less then 1000 dollars regardless the choice made.

My rez would be 1650 x1080 on a 22 inch monitor (When it is purchased in the near future)
Overclocking might be an option, I just never done it before, but lets say one scenario I DO overclock and the other I DO NOT overclock :D 

So this is my delema, I just want the best for the money (don't we all?). any help/advice is welcome!

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March 15, 2008 9:10:40 AM

I think you would be better off going for the quad core... better future use capabilities... and the GTS... because way better cooling that the single slot form factor cards.

Then... save up and later on buy a second GTS when you actually start hitting games that need the extra power. By then, hopefully the price will drop... but in the end will have a much better system.
March 15, 2008 8:34:24 PM

Hmmm. I would go for a 750i motherboard, actually, If you aren't willing to spend the extra cash for a 780i. Better future-proofing and support for newer processors.

I think lilsage is right; go for the Q6600 and 8800 GTS 512.
March 15, 2008 9:36:12 PM

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EVGA 680i (Why? because the 780i is the exact same thing practically, the only difference is the three way SLI and the PCI express 2.0. I just couldn't justify paying a 100 dollars more for basically the same thing)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the 780i supposed to be better at overclocking?
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