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Old 05-31-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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Well, 2nd to final opinion. I am going to buy one of these following cards, so help me decide which one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121247

Two of these in SLi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500039

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143128

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143080

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129111

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130346

Help me decide. As far as my pc goes, i don't know much about the Mobo, but i do know the case is huge. I have a Intel® 5000X chipset, so let me know which are/aren't compatible. The case is a dell precision 690. Heres some random crap i found about the case size: (WxHxD) 8.5" x 22.26" x 22.3", 21.59cm x 56.54cm x 56.6cm without stand, includes feet; 12.8" x 22.26" x 22.3", 32.5cm x 56.54cm x 56.6cm with stand
and feet
Four internal 3.5" hard disk drive bays; Three external 5.25" optical bays, one of which can accommodate a fifth HDD;
One external 3.5" flex bay for floppy or media card reader; Slots: Three PCI-e x8 slot wired as x4; One PCI-e x16 graphics slot; Two PCI-e
x16 slots with optional graphics card riser on 690 1KW chassis (must be ordered at system purchase); Two PCI-X 64bit/100MHz slots with
support for 3.3v or universal cards, One PCI 32bit/33Mhz slot; 750 or 1000 watt Power Factor Correcting (PFC) power supply.

One last thing, no i am not willing to wait till the new line of cards come out. Why? Because i am the most impatient bastard on this forum (not really). Unless of course, i completely forget to buy them and June 15th rolls around.
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Get this: BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GX2. It's faster than an 8800GT SLI setup.
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Are you completely sure that will fit/run/perform 100% in my case/setup?
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Oh yea, it will fit in that case.
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I think the Sapphire HD 3870 X2 is the one to go for. That's a great price for one of those cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102723
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I think the Sapphire HD 3870 X2 is the one to go for. That's a great price for one of those cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102723
Why that one?
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The main advantage of the HD 3870 X2 is it's price. It lags behind the 9800 GX2 performance wise though.

If you want the best performance, irregardless of cost, the 9800 GX2 is the way to go. If you want to save a bit of cash, the 3870 X2 would be your best bet.
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If you want the best performance, irregardless of cost, the 9800 GX2 is the way to go.
I know what im getting now..

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Why that one?
Because it's a great price for an X2.

And you'll score higher in 3DMark06 than the GX2 .
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And you'll score higher in 3DMark06 than the GX2 .
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