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Old 12-26-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
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i haev a 7800gt and im getting a new mobo do i get sli or not ?!?!
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:35 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, 01:39 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, 01:40 PM   #4
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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, 01:41 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, 01:43 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, 01:44 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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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, 01:56 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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Well, just remember you get what you pay for.
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You mean you're sticking with this one, the one you picked out before?

MSI K8N SLI-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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Specs look good and MSI do make nice motherboards. I owned 2-3 of them before and never had a problem with each one. That will work well with the Athlon 64 3500+ Venice. Nice combo. Now get that 2x512MB DDR400 OCZ Gold or Corsair XMS and dual channel them. Also get the 7800GT video card you want to get now and add another one later. I don't see any problems with CPU not handling it. It will.
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You only need Sli, with like dual 6600gt's, or 68oogt's. You dont need it with a 7800. Although that would be insane.
6600gt does not have SLI and second i have a 6600gt and it does not need it. it owns it... i have gotten like 60 FPS on BF2(which requires a tremendous amount of power) maxed out...
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6600gt does not have SLI and second i have a 6600gt and it does not need it. it owns it... i have gotten like 60 FPS on BF2(which requires a tremendous amount of power) maxed out...
Actually you can SLI 6600gt's. money_man im pretty sure has 6600gt's sli'ed
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Yeah, 6600GTs can be SLI'ed. I have one myself and it has the SLi connector.
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