Time to Upgrade the Vid Card?

So I built a computer about a year and a 1/2 ago

-EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
-XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 700W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600
-OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
***EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready*** (This is what I want to change)

So i was wondering at this point should i go out and get another 9800 GTX+ and SLI them or are the 2 Series GTS a big enough jump up or is 1 GTX260 good enough...I dont feel like spending 400 bucks but i want to buy myself a present...
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  1. Another GTX+ would be cheapest but a single card upgrade would be minimum GTX260 since GTS250 is only a re branded 9800GTX+ on a smaller die.
  2. rolli59 said:
    Another GTX+ would be cheapest but a single card upgrade would be minimum GTX260 since GTS250 is only a re branded 9800GTX+ on a smaller die.

    how much of an upgrade is an SLIed 9800GTX+ over a GTX260 (or is the single GTX260 better than the SLIed cards?)
  3. 9800gtx+ sli is bout as good as a gtx 280
  4. What is the resolution of your monitor, Havik110?
    While I agree that a second 9800 might be the best option, the 512Mb of installed memory on each card will limit the AA/AF you can use if you have a fairly large monitor, in which case a single card with more memory will yeild smoother gameplay, albeit at lower peak framerates.
  5. 22" Samsung 1900 * 1200
  6. If you use little or no AA then the second 9800 is probably the best option, but if you use, or want to use, 4XAA or more then go for a single card with more memory.
    At that resolution a GTX260 is going to be OK but also look for the HD4890, the prices are similar but the '4890 is a far stronger card.
    If you want to stick with Nvidia the GTX275 matches the HD4890 at such a high resolution, but it is also the most expensive option.
    SILLY POINT: At that resolution and given your CPU, an even better match would be the HD5850, but it's almost impossible to find and at $300-350 US, I suspect a little too expensive.
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