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nhwynter Posted: Tue, Mar 25 2008 5:47 PM

Ok.. I have the itch to finally get my new video card.  I never did get the Ultra, but that's ok.

 

I saw the thread that talked about the 8800GT vs the 9600GT and knew that the 9600GT wasn't the way I wanted to go.  And, well, I don't have enough disposable income to get a 9800 Gx2, otherwise, I'd do that in a heartbeat.

 So, the dilemma.  

Do I go with the Palit 8800 GTS with the 1GB of DDR3 and stock OCed to 730 MHz ($379) or do I go with the EVGA 8800GTS with 512 MB of DDR3 and OCed to 670 MHz ($229 after mail in rebate). 

 

 

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 5:49 PM

 what about sli 

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nhwynter replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 6:20 PM

 Well, to be honest, I wasn't planning on doing it.  Again, the issue of disposable income.  I can see the benefits of going with 2 of the EVGA boards in SLI, but not sure if I can afford it right now.  

 

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 6:25 PM

get the evga one and when you can afford a new board get and another evga 

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AjayD replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 6:57 PM

    If you are looking to spend less than $400, as it would appear, I would get 2x 9600GT and run them in SLI. I would rather have that than one 8800GTS. This would cost you about the same as the Palit 8800 GTS and you would have the same amount of memory with two GPUs instead of one. Although if you don't play a lot of newer games that will be able to take advantage of scaling in an SLI configuration, then I would just go with the EVGA 8800GTS.

 

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 7:09 PM

do you have a motherboard that supports sli 

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nhwynter replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 7:28 PM

 Yes, my current MB does support SLi, but I am looking to upgrade it since I purchased an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ processor.  Though, I might just turn around and sell that if I can't find a good MB to go with everything.

 

 

 

 

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 7:29 PM

 what is your current processor in that motherboard

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nhwynter replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 7:32 PM

 Hmm.. Just found 2 Palit 9600GTs OCed to 700 MHz with a mail in rebate would bring their cost to about $330.

 

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nhwynter replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 7:33 PM

 Current processor is a AMD 4000+.

 

Hence why I went and purchased the X2 5200+.  Now just need a good MB 

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 7:34 PM

what motherboards are you looking at 

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 Evga GTS!

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nhwynter replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 8:10 PM

 Any good motherboard that will run the AM2 chip with SLi

 

I had been looking at the Phenom boards because of the 2.6 GHz FSB, but I didn't see any that were SLi... at least I don't think I did.

 

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 25 2008 8:35 PM

 found these

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138059

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131013

found this card too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130332

 

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9600GT in SLI is your best bet if you're willing to spend ~$350.  If not, go with the EVGA GTS.  That extra memory on the Palit is almost entirely useless, and you can probably overclock the EVGA to similar levels anyway.

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spudbud replied on Wed, Mar 26 2008 7:42 AM

The 8800 GT with 1GB from Asus should be the best bet. I think it's performance/price ratio kicks ass, also it is the highest rated 8800 GT out there, just check out all the awards it has received: 89% from 11 reviews

 

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