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2700K @ 4.6Ghz but only 8800GT SLI

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June 20, 2012 6:47:43 AM

Hello,
I've got Gigabyte Z68X-UD5 and i7 2700K@4.60Ghz. 4Gb Ram and 64 bit Windows 7. Currently running 8800GT 512Mb SLI and screen Resolution 1600*900. Would like to go to 1920*1080 but not sure what graphics card to upgrade to. This is second time running SLI now and have not had any problems so don't care if I go SLI again or single board route. Any recomendations without going silly. Cheers.

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a b U Graphics card
June 20, 2012 7:13:56 AM

No, need to overclock i7-2700k for 8800gt sli. Better you buy a new card.
June 20, 2012 7:37:43 AM

Get 2 gtx 680s.

Send one to me.

Install yours.

Be awesome.

End of story.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
June 20, 2012 7:50:01 AM

@OP, what kind of budget are we looking at here?
June 20, 2012 8:22:12 AM

A budget and list of games you would like to play at 1920x1080 would be useful.
June 20, 2012 10:43:20 AM

Hi, budget isn't a problem. Just want to play BF3 and latest FPS @ 1920*1080. Dont see the need to be going 670 or 680 yet. Just need a good card to last about 12 months until I upgrade motherboard and cpu. Cheers.
a c 89 U Graphics card
June 20, 2012 10:46:55 AM

For BF3 a 670 would do the trick , you wont even need a second one at your res, it will play any game you throw at it as a single card. Save yourself some power and heat and go for a single 670 that will last you awhile.
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June 20, 2012 10:54:42 AM

I'd say the OP should change the monitor first, SLi'd 8800GT's can handle 19 x 10 easily with an e8400 so with a 2700k the OP would have the time to save up some cash whilst seeing what comes up in the next month or so, a possible refresh from AMD/Ati and the rest of GK from Nvidia in particular but there is also the possibility of price cuts as retailers get jumpy and feel that they have to get rid of older stock.
June 20, 2012 10:55:43 AM

why do u even want to upgrade your mobo and cpu in 1 year? just out of curiosity. dont get me wrong. u have a very powerful PC (except gpu)
a b U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
June 20, 2012 10:58:24 AM

The 8000 series is 6 years old and you dont think they need to be upgraded? You are wasting some truly powerful gear by using those hot, underpowered GPUs. Get a single 670 and youll see a MAJOR difference. 6 year technology in a new build, what a waste.
June 20, 2012 11:02:52 AM

but 8800GT wont give really good frame rates.. at 19x10
a c 273 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
June 20, 2012 11:11:44 AM

vrumor said:
The 8000 series is 6 years old and you dont think they need to be upgraded? You are wasting some truly powerful gear by using those hot, underpowered GPUs. Get a single 670 and youll see a MAJOR difference. 6 year technology in a new build, what a waste.

They were released in 2007, making them 5 year old tech not 6.
anirudh1 said:
but 8800GT wont give really good frame rates.. at 19x10

When I ran my 8800GT's in my 2600k rig for benchmark purposes they acquitted themselves
better than I would have thought, I'm not trying to say that they are as good as a 670 but then I don't think you guys really know how bad they are not.
June 20, 2012 11:27:34 AM

I am currently running a single 9800 GT 1GB. I have been toying with the idea of getting a new video card for over a year now but I keep deciding to wait because the 9800 GT has been able to play everything I throw at it in 1080p. Since the 9800 GT is basically rebadged 8800 GT, granted mine has 1GB of vram though, I would imagine 2 8800GT's in sli would handle BF3 well enough for OP to save up some cash to get a nice upgrade in a year when he replaces his CPU and motherboard....not saying I see any reason to replace a 2600K though....
I'm running a Phenom ii x4 965. I can play Diablo III on High settings with AA, I think I may have shadows set to Medium....

June 20, 2012 12:08:36 PM

The 8800GT's can only run DX10. BF3 is a DX11 game. I think he would be able to play the game because of the backwards compatibility of DX10 and DX11. I was using a 9800GT SLI myself and it gave me performance nearly equal to the 6850.

So yeah if he wants to upgrade but not push to a 670, I would recommend

1) 7850 at around 250$
2) 6950 from newegg at 190$ after rebate and get a copy of BF3 and Dirt 3 for free as well - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( I have been recommending this product all through the forum :p )
3) He could stick around and wait for a week and see how the Nvidia 660 release looks like.
June 20, 2012 12:37:14 PM

If the OP is willing to OC and the Radeon 7900s' prices drop, the 7900's would be my recommended choice as they're very OC friendly.
June 22, 2012 8:54:24 AM

Hi. I know the 8800s need replacing. Just wondered if a 670 would be overkill or would a 560Ti be enough for 1920*1080. Was thinking of complete system upgrade in about 18 months and would get a good card then. Or do you think my system will see me beyond 18 months so get a 670 now. Cheers.
a c 89 U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 11:29:52 AM

A single 670 isnt overkill , bang for buck it does really well and you wont be needing to upgrade for awhile.
The 670 will play anything you throw at it, grab a 670 now , its well worth it, sell off your 8800's on ebay and put the money towards a new 670 , you wont regret it.
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