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Old 09-23-2007, 12:47 AM   #21
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hmm... so is the one a linked pretty good?? and can someone please link a nvidia n1 680i? thanks
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:51 AM   #22
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This one is obviously the best of them all:

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013

...if you don't mind spending $200+
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:55 AM   #23
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I don't believe there are any processors at the moment that can unleash the full potential of the 8800gtx at this time. Just get the best CPU you can afford. For starters, the E6750 might get you going.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115029
coming back to this discussion then... why in the world would ANYONE buy the ultra if the gtx isnt even fully used?? i mean if what you stated is true, the buying an ultra will be the same as buying a gtx because the will both be limited to a certian amount right?

and back to the mobo... whats the diff between the one i linked, and the one you linked?
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Default Re: sli-ing 8800 gtx vs sli-ing 8800 ultra

can someone tell me what sli stands for and what is its purpose?
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:01 AM   #25
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I didn't even look at the one you linked, but yeah, they look almost the same. Get the cheaper one--the one you linked.
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can someone tell me what sli stands for and what is its purpose?
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SLI is just a way to share GPU power between two video cards combined by an SLI bridge connector. Supposedly, the most powerful solution to super duper extreme graphics acceleration. But not too much. Personally, I would never go this route since a single 8800GTX is powerful enough for all games today, lol. Don't want to waste another $600..unless it's just for bragging rights.
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isowner... can you please explain this to me.. why would buy the ultra if the gtx isnt even fully used?? i mean if what you stated is true, the buying an ultra will be the same as buying a gtx because the will both be limited to a certian amount right?
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I don't believe I mentioned anything about buying a 8800 Ultra card. Maybe it was someone else. I pointed out a CPU and motherboard, that was about it. I made reference to the GTX cards though, and I believe that's what you should get, unless you just want to go all the way and buy the Ultra which is a bit more powerful. There's like a $50-$100 difference between the GTX and the Ultra version. I personally don't think it's worth buying the Ultra. Just get a GTX now or even a lower GTS is pretty good because it's darn fast. Just wait another few months. Nvidia will release a new graphic chipset that will make the 8800 series video card look like a joke.

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you said that you dont think there is any processor that can use all of the gtx's potential... so i am wondering if you know what the point of bujying ultra of gtx is...
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What I mean is you need a very good CPU to power the GTX and especially the Ultra. Very CPU depenent. It doesn't mean that an Ultra card won't work with an E6600 for example. It will work just fine, but what a waste. I would call it a bottleneck there.
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