and want to thank for all those who replied there and also advance thanks for people posting their benchmarks here. Please go through that thread once and post your suggestions there and your benchmarks here or anyway as u wish. So here it is which is best 9600 gt sli or 9800 gtx for the below resolutions
I think 1440x900 is the bare minimum to utilize SLI. I have 9600GT SLI and am getting around 12,500 at stock speeds on 3dmark 06 default settings. Not as fast as I had hoped but in line for the cards. Its an increase of about 20% over my previous card which was an 8800GTS 640mb.
At 14x9 resolutions I'd just stick with at least the 8800gts (g92) GPU. This will save you $ on the mobo/PSU/GPU of your build. This $ saved could be used to upgrade current parts or later when you want to upgrade the GPU to the latest in 12-18 mo. It's up to you, but a solid p35/x38 mobo with the e8400 or the q6600/q6700 will do you for quite some time. If you do some encoding the quads will help out in most cases, especially if you OC them.
Try to benchmark at 1680x1050 or 1920x1080/1200 for the usage of upcoming 1 to 2 years with bigger monitor (eg 24" or 30" Monitor). Go with 9800GTX to invest the usage of coming year while 9600GT SLI won't, work with Intel Qaud core CPU a bit overclocked at 3GHZ will get around 13K 3DMark06 score at resolution 1920x1200. 9600GT SLI is too power consumption but less than 1.5 times of single 9600GT performed.
Gigabyte p35 mobo, cheap, fast, great overclocker
E2180 overclock to 3.0ghz or more, which is all you need for games..
8800gt, graphics card are going to get a big increase in power in the few months imo, so dont go spending big on a 9800gtx
4gb 800mhz ram
Hi guys and sorry guys for once again bugging you but i bet this will be the last bug. Now i feel i can go for a bigger upgrade next year with the nehlam processors and geforce 10 series as after going through many reviews i find 8800 gt to be awesome and once again sorry if i am wasting your time as ppl here have already told to go with 8800 gt, anyways thanks for your replies.
So here is my config(will get it next week as i got occupied for this weekend)
CPU --> E8400
GPU --> 8800 gt
Mobo --> ??
Psu -- >??
I request you guys to give your suggestions to my below questions...
2> What PSU to run this config and have to decided to do next upgrade next year by this time or when 8800 gt cant handle games at good fps. BTW i wont do any upgrades till next year which means no more GPUs or other components so please tell a good PSU http://www.theitwares.com/smps/smps.htm
Budget --> 5000 - 7000
3> I hope 8800 gt is a good card compared to 9600 gt as i read in one site that 9600 gt could beat 8800 gt when new drivers comes out. Currently here in India 9600 gt is around 2000 less than 8800 gt so i dont want to become a fool in another 3-4 months or when nvidia update the drivers
4> Any suggesstions on Razer diamond mice
5> i have Sony dru810 dvd (IDE) dvd writer and i use it very rarely and also a CD writer. Should i go for a new SATA dvd writer or can my mobo occupy my old IDE drive (does new mobo have IDE connectors)
6> A good cabinet please http://www.theitwares.com/cabinets/cabinets.htm
It would be nice if people could reply to my post by giving their suggestions as