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Old 07-25-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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Hi, im wanting to upgrade my system so i can play more current games at full,
currently i have a
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Gigabyte GA965 DS3 Mobo
2GB DDR2SD RAM
XFX NVIDIA 8800gt 512 640MHZ
i am looking for a SLI mobo,
posibly adding a second gpu, or selling my current one for one of the nvidia 9000 series
i play my games at 1680 by 1050 res if that helps
also im hoping to keep it as cheap as possible
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Hum...sell that GPU and get an HD4870 if you can afford. Also if you want you can upgrade your CPU to a E3110/8400 and OC it. I'm not sure as far as the mobo. I think you might be able to keep it, else get 680i or something.
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
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whats a cheapish gaming sli mobo?
cheap ranging from anything up to about 130
is possible ddr2 and 3 compatable
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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This one (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142) supports SLI, I don't think it supports Crossfire. DDR2 800.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:23 PM   #5
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Keep the board, sell the 8800GT, and buy a HD 4870. It will probably be cheaper to buy the 4870 and keep your board to adding another 8800GT, and the performance will be around the same.

Is your E6600 OC'ed?
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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ive tried to oc the e6600 but everytime i reset, it reverts back to stock
also i would rather upgrade the mobo to sli then its slightly more future proof
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