What video card should i get

My second card died about a month ago, i wanted to get another 9800 gtx to run in SLI but they don't make them anymore and i gave up looking for one.
I've save up for a new one but i have no idea what i should get (do i get 2 cheap cards and run SLI or do i just get one good card?)

my rig

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @3.0GHZ (i'm planing on overclocking it to 3.6GHZ)
EVGA nForce 780i SLI motherboard
geForce 9800 GTX superclocked
4GB/s RAM
750 Watt PSU

I'm looking to spend no more than $300, maybe a bit more if it's worth it.
Thanks
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  1. What resolution do you play at ?
  2. You can SLI a 9800GTX with a 9800GTX+. Those can still be found new;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106792522%201067942261&name=GeForce%209800%20GTX%2b
    That said I would ebay the 9800GTX, grab an HD5850 and OC the hell out of it. It will give you better performance, DX11 compatibility, much better power efficiency and no SLI scaling/compatibility/heat issues.
  3. go the SLI route for best performance for your money.

    +1 to psychosaysdie
  4. Maziar said:
    What resolution do you play at ?

    Pretty much all my games are set to 1920 X 1080
    Anonymous said:
    You can SLI a 9800GTX with a 9800GTX+. Those can still be found new;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106792522%201067942261&name=GeForce%209800%20GTX%2b
    That said I would ebay the 9800GTX, grab an HD5850 and OC the hell out of it. It will give you better performance, DX11 compatibility, much better power efficiency and no SLI scaling/compatibility/heat issues.

    Ok thanks I'll try to look for a GTX+. But if i were to get a HD5850 and OC would it really be faster than a 9800 SLI or would the SLI be faster?
    Quote:
    HD 5770 or HD 5770 crossfire or HD 5850. Thats what you should get. Well basically anything but those cards = fail

    Don't i need to have a crossfire MB to even run crossfire?
  5. focka said:
    Pretty much all my games are set to 1920 X 1080

    Ok thanks I'll try to look for a GTX+.

    1.) But if i were to get a HD5850 and OC would it really be faster than a 9800 SLI or would the SLI be faster?

    2.)Don't i need to have a crossfire MB to even run crossfire?


    1. Short answer NO
    2. Yes, nvidia chipset m/b support sli ONLY, its only the new Intel p55, x48 m/b's that can be certified for both sli/crossfire.

    edit: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/gaming-graphics-cards-charts-2009-high-quality/compare,1697.html?prod[3206]=on&prod[3249]=on&prod[3253]=on
  6. notty22 said:
    1. Short answer NO

    Your short answer is quite incorrect. The HD5850 OCs like crazy. It can usually go over 1ghz and considering the stock clocks are 725mhz that's nearly a 50% OC which will crush SLIed 9800GTXs. Throw in DX11 and that the card uses less power than a single 9800GTX and there's no competition.
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