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Old 12-26-2005, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default do i need sli or not ??

i haev a 7800gt and im getting a new mobo do i get sli or not ?!?!
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: do i need sli or not ??

Look at me. I don't have an SLi motherboard (my sig). I have a single 7800GT and it OWNs pretty big. Good numbers and playing everything at max.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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what about in the future ??? but then i guess my proc. with be old and bad :-/
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: do i need sli or not ??

You only need Sli, with like dual 6600gt's, or 68oogt's. You dont need it with a 7800. Although that would be insane.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: do i need sli or not ??

You know you will build or upgrade again after a couple of years. There are a lot of new stuff coming out next year. Socket M2, DDR2, new nvidia geforce 8000 or something, next generation X2's, new motherboards, etc., etc. Never ending. WIth the setup I have now, and yours is pretty similar, it can easily last more than a few years if you're not that type of person that MUST have all the latest and greatest stuff.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:43 PM   #6
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k well whats a good mobo then and i dont like that one you showed me TRD lots of bad reviews :-/
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:44 PM   #7
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Yeah, you always get some bad reviews in the mix. That's why I read what's positive about them. If you want a better, more reliable motherboard, you're going to have to spend more. I'll show you some. This one is not bad at a good price. I love Abit:

ABIT KN8 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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Thats not a SLi board. Becuase isnt he wanting to upgrade in to future?
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:55 PM   #9
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That's a non-SLi motherboard. If he wants SLi, this is a good one at a low price too. Don't worry about that one bad comment. That idiot that gave a review didn't know how to flash his BIOS and screwed up his motherboard

ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:56 PM   #10
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ok i have decided to go wiht that msi with sli capability and the venice 3500. i mean if im going to pay 100 for a mobo i might as well get the sli one
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