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  1. Bow

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    No reason why it shouldn't..........
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    For $15 more you can get a 216 core one.
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Should do great with your sytem. The Q6600 will really open it up.
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    I'm pretty much in the same boat. if you are lookin at 260's definately go with one of the 216 models
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    out of curiosity, why do you want to upgrade when you have dual 8800gt's?

    unless you plan on dual 260's then i would say go for it
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Sure it will. You'll notice almost twice the performance , or more...
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    thats the plan:rockout:
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    Good plan.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    U are wrong....in some ways:rolleyes:

    A 9800GX2 is faster than a 260 card in a lot of ways.

    two 8800GT SLi cards are faster in a lot of ways too over the 9800GX2.

    You can also overclock the 8800GT cards better because they are not two cards smashed into one.

    A little review
    http://www.gamespot.com/features/6187891/index.html?tag=topslot;title;2

    Techpowerup review of a 260 and look at the games you looking at over the 260 and gx2 card.

    Wiz does not really do SLi or CF test unfortunately.....
    http://www.techpowerup.com/printreview.php?id=/Leadtek/GeForce_GTX_260_Extreme_Plus
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    hmm something to think about.
    thanks
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    I dont think you can get much better than two 8800GT's man..
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    How about 2x 9800GTX? :) :roll::laugh:
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    NO!! 2 HD4850
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    I'd sooner take the GTXs to be honest, the stock cooler is far better than most of the 4850s! :)
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    And physx.....
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    I have yet to see a reason for PhysX.. I have a 8400GS if it ever does take off tho.
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    So the 9800 gtx is the way to go if I am going to run them in sli?

    Also looks like its power hungry and needs 2- 6 pin power connectors?
    have to look into that.
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    SLI 9800GTXs are very nice, and two of them can be had for $340 (BFG OC versions) vs the cost of two 260GTXs at $480 (MSI 192sp versions)



    Edit: To be honest, I don't see why you want to upgrade from your SLI 8800GTs, they offer damn good performance and you already have them so it costs you nothing! If I were you, I'd stay with what I had ;)
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I agree with aCid888.

    The dual 8800gt's are good card.

    if you go sli 9800gtx + cards are nice too.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    takes time to make games:)

    Who sponsors the most games?
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    no you don't need ever , you got the same performance with you 8800gt in sli
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    Myself and a couple guys at work are very competive when it comes to our rigs, so when one of us upgrades the others try and out do it, and I just will not let them get one up on me :roll:

    One is getting a second 8800gt, so now I need to get something better......I know its childish but hey I'am a big kid:laugh:

    So we may just have to get 2 9800gtx.
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    So who has the better 9800gtx?
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