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nasvemos671

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Jan 27, 2007
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Yuma, Arizona
Hey guys,
I was wondering what you would think would be the best bang for my buck graphics cards. I plan on playing AvP when it comes out next month and I want to run SLI for whatever I purchase, but I wanna try and stay in the mid-budget card range. I was thinking of purchasing two of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125294

Currently I'm running dual 8800 GT's on an ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe Motherboard that is three-way sli capable, but everything that I've heard about running three way sli is that its just not worth it right now. Also got a 900w ABS Tagan Modular PSU.
what do you think, all input is welcome.

Thanks in advance.
 

PhaseZero

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Aug 13, 2003
Hey guys,
I was wondering what you would think would be the best bang for my buck graphics cards. I plan on playing AvP when it comes out next month and I want to run SLI for whatever I purchase, but I wanna try and stay in the mid-budget card range. I was thinking of purchasing two of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125294

Currently I'm running dual 8800 GT's on an ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe Motherboard that is three-way sli capable, but everything that I've heard about running three way sli is that its just not worth it right now. Also got a 900w ABS Tagan Modular PSU.
what do you think, all input is welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Hard to say what would be your best choice as it seems like you don't have much of one. I'm surprised to see the gtx 260's have held their price and even gone up since i bought one 6 months ago. Isn't new nvidia stuff being released sometime soon?
 
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nasvemos671

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Hard to say what would be your best choice as it seems like you don't have much of one. I'm surprised to see the gtx 260's have held their price and even gone up since i bought one 6 months ago. Isn't new nvidia stuff being released sometime soon?

I vaguely heard that nvida was coming out with some new stuff, but is the difference between the 8800 series and the 260's that negilible? I may have to step it up on the budget then.
 

don'tknow

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Sep 1, 2008
You don't want DirectX 11? Weird. You know AvP is exclusively designed for DX11, right? It has tesselation, better multithreading support, among other DX11 features and supposedly is optimized for them unlike most other DX11 games this year which will just be 'able' to run in DX11 without making full use of it.

If you really only want nvidia for whatever reason then I'd suggest waiting til Fermi comes out. No reason to waste $ on GT200 today, either go for a Radeon 5k series or wait for GF100.
 
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nasvemos671

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the chipset on my Asus M3N-HT/Deluxe isn't ATI Crossfire friendly? Or I could just get one single card.