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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 14, 2008 7:36:45 PM

iam looking to buy a SAMSUNG ToC 46" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV or something similar in size for both my tv but use it as my computer monitor.

my only question is should i go SLI or no.

Im looking to play games like ut3 maxed out.

and would 2 ati 4850's be good for that setup.

Thanks in advanced

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November 14, 2008 8:09:14 PM

My recommendation is to just go with 1 Ati 4850, see how you like it, and if the games you play most support crossfire well, then you can always upgrade later. The SLI and CF benchmarks show that you don't automatically get performance gains just by adding another card in SLI. The software has to support it. For example, I love Flight Simulator X, but adding another 4850 to my rig will not help my framerate, at all. Which sucks, because I'd love to do just that.

For reference, here's my rig:
Intel E8500 running at 3.8ghz
4 Gigs DDR2-800
Ati 4850
windows vista home prem. 64bit
WD - 7200 rpm - 150Gb hard drive
Panasonic Blu-ray drive
Samsung 22" 1600 x 1050 monitor

Another note, I have an Epson HD projector (for movies) and it works flawlessly with either the HDMI connector that comes with the 4850 or standard, VGA monitor cable. I use the monitor cable because it cost me a whopping $20 for a 15' cable, compared to $50+ for an hdmi cable. newegg rocks for all of the above.
November 14, 2008 8:48:13 PM

I have UT3 maxed out using an 8800GTS and it runs/looks great.
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