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 04/24/2005 11:37 AM
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Should I run two 6600 GT in SLI mode, Or get a 6800 GT? Would they be equal in preformance because then i'd get the 6800 GT instead of having to buy an SLI board.

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 04/24/2005 12:06 PM
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I would go for a single 6800GT without thinking twice. SLI is overrated.

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 04/24/2005 02:09 PM
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I would get a 6800GT also over 2 6600's, but not because SLI is "overrated". SLI is a great technology that really boosts FPS performance in most games. For the little difference in price I would still get an SLI board since you can add another card later if you wanted to.

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 04/24/2005 03:37 PM
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Any SLI boards y'all would reccomend, pricewise, I want it to be something around 100 - 170.

Guess I'll go with the MSI 6800GT

How is an Asus A8n SLI?
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI ?
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 ULTRA-D ?
MSI K8N Neo4/SLI nForce4 ?


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 04/24/2005 04:48 PM
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i'd suggest any except for the gigabyte.....I could be wrong about that statement but I've only heard good things about Asus, DFI, and MSI.

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 04/24/2005 05:00 PM
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i would reccomend the MSI K8N Neo4/SLI nForce4 very easy board to set and it overclocks good.

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 04/24/2005 07:50 PM
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Now I see An X800 XL thats cheaper than the 6800 GT! Should I go back to using ATI's Cards? Which overclocks better a 6800 GT or the X800 XL? Will the ATI work better on an Nforce chipset VIA Chipset or ATI Chipset?

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 04/24/2005 07:55 PM
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From what I've seen the XL is a better card, and I would never buy a nVidia !!

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 04/24/2005 09:23 PM
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For mobos, look at the DFI Lanparty UT SLI-DR. It runs between 170 and 180.

It may be a couple bucks above your price range, but believe me, it is worth it.

You get ram voltage up to 4V, great o/c'ing possiblilties, good board layout, 8 sata, and lots more. I got the Lanparty SLI-DR, which is different, but mine does retail for 50 bucks more or so. (I got mine somehow for 140, down from a 220 msrp!

Plus, all the slots are UV reactive!!!

I really like my board, and the lanparty ut sli-dr is the exact same board, but with less in the retail box. I can't wait to see how far it will o/c!

QUOTE Guess I'll go with the MSI 6800GT

Be careful with that. MSI has one version of the 6800gt that only has 12 pipes. I almost bought it, but luckily i didnt. If it is cheaper than every other 6800gt, like around 330, it probably is only 12 pipes! Be warned!

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 04/24/2005 09:51 PM
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Yeah I saw it which is why i'm probably going to get an ATI Radeon X800 XL. It's cheaper and in some benchmarks (hal life 2) it owns. Others, It's about equal.

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 04/24/2005 09:56 PM
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Yeah, it is pretty much better for the most part. And you can't beat being 100 dollars cheaper.

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 04/24/2005 10:36 PM
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Asus's A8N-SLI Deluxe hands down!

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 04/24/2005 10:44 PM
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if you are getting the ATI card and want a DFI board go ahead and get the DFI LANPARTY ULTRA -DR (I believe that is the model) It would be much cheepr since you won't be using the SLi with an ATI.

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 04/24/2005 11:25 PM
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Aite I'm going with the DFI LANPARTY ULTRA -DR because I plan to Overclock my 3000 and I hear this board is very overclockable.

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 04/24/2005 11:40 PM
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Thats a great board too.

Just keep your mind open to the lanparty ut sli-dr because then you have a good chance of running AMR in several months.

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 04/25/2005 12:07 AM
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Well with AMR (or what ever ATI is going to call it) isn't it going to be chipset dependent ? or solely driver/video card ?

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 04/25/2005 12:13 AM
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From what i've heard (mainly through LVS) it will be a driver thing. The chipset wont matter, as long as there is 2 x16 pcie slots. Its not 100% sure, but thats what is looking like.

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 04/25/2005 01:52 AM
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QUOTE (hubs8907 @ Apr 24 2005, 08:13 PM) From what i've heard (mainly through LVS) it will be a driver thing. The chipset wont matter, as long as there is 2 x16 pcie slots. Its not 100% sure, but thats what is looking like.

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 04/25/2005 01:15 PM
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I just got a Leadtek GeForce6800 for $225 so that is what I will be using!!! YAH for me!



Otherwise as far as price goes I would of went with the 6600 and eventually got 2 for SLI. Now I can just wait and get another 6800 down the road.

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