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Video Card Upgrade SLI?

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April 23, 2009 2:09:38 PM

Hello!

Well when I bought this computer some time ago I didn't intend for it to be my gaming machine. Let's just say the plan has changed. I bought an Intel E8400 @ 3.0 and a BFG 8800 GT 512 MB video card shortly after I bought the basic machine last summer. I really need to upgrade the motherboard as it was not meant for this kind of stuff so I was looking at motherboards and since I needed a new one I thought I might go with a XFX nForce 750i for something like a $130. The question I have is should I pick up another 8800 GT 512 to go with my pre existing one or should I not bother.

The other possibility is I could pick up the mother board and either a couple of 9800 GTX 512s or a single GTX 260.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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April 24, 2009 12:15:05 AM

Resolution, monitor size?
April 24, 2009 12:34:17 AM

You will be better off buying a single stronger card, not to mention you wont have to deal with the hassle of a mobo swap and a format. Besides, I cant suggest somebody buy an nvidia chipset.

Look for a HD 4890 or GTX 275.
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April 24, 2009 12:49:20 AM

rags_20:

1680x1050 21 inch

spathotan:

Yeah I think I've decided to wait on the motherboard until I switch to 64bit Windows. I was thinking I'm using Windows 7 and the beta ends in a couple months and I'll need to reformat anyway.

Ahhh I just bought the GTX video card, I'm broke, motherboard will have to wait now. Thanks for the suggestions.
April 24, 2009 2:41:23 AM

Yes, 1680 x 1050 is better off with single card. And the W7 Beta lasts 3 more months. Why do you need a new motherboard?
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