Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 39

Thread: Am I Insane?? 2 * 6800 ULtra's SLI ??

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Have I Lost It? Should I buy 2x6800 ULtra's in SLI, is it worth it ?

    I'm thinking about buying 2 Geforce 6800 Ultra pci-e in SLI?? Have I clearly got to much money ?

    I've been wating to get SLI and then thought, no cards or boards our out, I got to the stage where I could't be bothered to wait, so I brought a gainwood geforece ultra agp for £300. The day it arrived the Geforce 6800 Ultra Pci-e's came out as well as the sli mobo's as well (typical).

    I'm now thinking should I sell my GFX Ultra AGP for £250 (means I can upgarde later and save cah )and then buy a PCI-E Mobo and ultra pci-e, then next payday get the second one, I know I would have a PC that flys but is this me getting caught up in the moment ??

    Does anyone think this is a good idea, or a complete waste of money ?? I'm a uni student, who has moved to the channel islands for my placement year, this means :-

    1. I have money this year and none next from August for a year till Aug next year, no more PC parts for about 2 years after 2 next payday
    2. I don't pay any VAT so I get things a lot cheaps 20% of everything, i will never get this offerr again.

    My idea was to build the best machine I could possibly buy and now I'm thinking of skimping at the final hurdel, so what does everyone think ??

    Thanks
    Last edited by Jon-E-Durex; 28-01-2005 at 11:16 AM.

  2. #2
    Rys
    Rys is offline
    Tiled
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Abbots Langley
    Posts
    1,479
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post
    Go for it. The rest of your system (2GB of mem and your Raptors) would finish it off nicely. SLI is good.

    Rys
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    SLI definitely offers an advantage, but many people are finding it a buggy one right now. I'm nearing the end of buildng a reasonably beefy SLI system, which will house 2 x 6800GT's (if I ever find them ) So I understand your need for the cutting edge...

    IMHO, I don't think the Ultra's are worth the extra £100 ex.v a piece over their GT siblings.. You may find different with ur FX55 CPU, but many people are finding that GT's will O/C to Ultra speeds by spending £20 ex.v on a pair of coolers, saving ~£175.

    Taking a step back - being a student, and saying you will be short of money, I personally wouldn't get caught up in the marketing hype, as it sounds like your life has other priorities at the moment... <man I'm getting old>

    £0.02
    S.
    Last edited by BlueMagician; 28-01-2005 at 11:23 AM.

  4. #4
    0iD
    0iD is offline
    M*I*A 0iD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Happy Llama Land
    Posts
    13,247
    Thanks
    1,435
    Thanked
    1,209 times in 757 posts
    • 0iD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Leave my mother out of it!
      • CPU:
      • If I knew what it meant?
      • Memory:
      • Wah?
      • Storage:
      • Cupboards and drawers
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Slate & chalk
      • PSU:
      • meh
      • Case:
      • Suit or Brief?
      • Operating System:
      • Brain
      • Monitor(s):
      • I was 1 at skool
      • Internet:
      • 28k Dialup
    Yay! go for it. It's what most of us would do had we the money.
    [
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen
    When I say go, both walk in the opposite direction for 10 paces, draw handbags, then bitch-slap each other!

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I would rather stick with my a8v and agp 6800 ultra, than get 2 geforce gt pci-e's and a new mobo, as that would save me £175.

    As my mum said, if you do something do it properly

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-E-Durex
    As my mum said, if you do something do it properly
    Well then, take a look at this post, detailing this mobo, and slap a couple of NVidia Quadro SLI's and a pair of Opteron 250's in it...

    'properly' is such a relative, and ambiguous term..

    £0.02
    S.
    Last edited by BlueMagician; 28-01-2005 at 12:13 PM.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    if it was a dual fx-55 mobo, or if anyone has ever heard of one, then i might consider it

    dual fx-55 and dual geforce 6800 ultra's, now that would be proper boooo !

    All i use it for is to play solitaire on Win 3.1, but just think how fast it would be ...
    Last edited by Jon-E-Durex; 28-01-2005 at 12:37 PM.

  8. #8
    0iD
    0iD is offline
    M*I*A 0iD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Happy Llama Land
    Posts
    13,247
    Thanks
    1,435
    Thanked
    1,209 times in 757 posts
    • 0iD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Leave my mother out of it!
      • CPU:
      • If I knew what it meant?
      • Memory:
      • Wah?
      • Storage:
      • Cupboards and drawers
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Slate & chalk
      • PSU:
      • meh
      • Case:
      • Suit or Brief?
      • Operating System:
      • Brain
      • Monitor(s):
      • I was 1 at skool
      • Internet:
      • 28k Dialup
    Opteron 250's/FX55....don't suppose there's a great deal of diff in performance.

    Tho I have read if you want true dual 16x then go for the Tyan. Apparently the Abit is 16x + 1x if you have one card or 2 x 8x if you are running SLi.
    [
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen
    When I say go, both walk in the opposite direction for 10 paces, draw handbags, then bitch-slap each other!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD
    Opteron 250's/FX55....don't suppose there's a great deal of diff in performance.

    Tho I have read if you want true dual 16x then go for the Tyan. Apparently the Abit is 16x + 1x if you have one card or 2 x 8x if you are running SLi.

  10. #10
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    ::1
    Posts
    8,520
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    260 times in 166 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD
    Yay! go for it. It's what most of us would do had we the money.
    I certainly wouldn't, total waste of cash IMO, even when you're not paying 17.5% VAT (not 20% ). And as a student, you're gonna need all the cash you've got!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMagician
    Taking a step back - being a student, and saying you will be short of money, I personally wouldn't get caught up in the marketing hype, as it sounds like your life has other priorities at the moment... <man I'm getting old>
    Quote Originally Posted by Allen
    I certainly wouldn't, total waste of cash IMO, even when you're not paying 17.5% VAT (not 20% ). And as a student, you're gonna need all the cash you've got!
    My thoughts exactly..

    S.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,894
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    179 times in 134 posts
    • Butcher's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 Gaming 3
      • CPU:
      • i7-4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8 GB Corsair 1866 MHz
      • Storage:
      • 120GB SSD, 240GB SSD, 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Antec 650W
      • Case:
      • Big Black Cube!
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
    I have GTs in SLI, and they are very very fast. But ultras aren't that much faster. The only time you'll see the difference is in new games (like HL2/D3) at 1600x1200 with AA/AF enabled. If you're not planning to run that high then GTs will serve you just as well. Besides, I'm yet to find a game that doesn't run smooth at max settings on my setup. Is that few percent extra worth £100 to you?

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Yeah, theres not a lot of difference now, but I won't be buying, upgrading or bascially doing anything with my pc for probably 2 and a half years, and in 2 years time I'm sure it will make a difference then.

    I basically want use my machine for video capturing and editing, as well as games, programming ( nothing needed there ) & the net, maybe some sound stuff.

    2 GTs don't perform that much better than 1 6800 ultra, but my idea is that I sell my agp card now to pci-e and means in the future it will cost me less to upgrade.

    I always think that if you buy the best now I'll save money on upgrading in the future, so instead of having brought a 6, then buying a geforce 7 or 8 in a year or two, buy two ultras now which will match (hopefully) the performance in future cards. Meaning I won't have to upgrade the card as soon and save that £175 buy not having to spend £350 on a new card in 2 years so I save the £175 in the future
    Last edited by Jon-E-Durex; 28-01-2005 at 03:41 PM.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-E-Durex
    ...2 GTs don't perform that much better than 1 6800 ultra...


    S.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Wink

    I'm trying to rationalise spending £800 pounds here,

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-E-Durex
    I'm trying to rationalise spending £800 pounds here,
    LOL..

    S.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-11-2004, 08:23 PM
  2. NVIDIA's SLI - 6800 GT Performance
    By Steve in forum HEXUS Reviews
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-11-2004, 08:35 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-11-2004, 07:57 PM
  4. 6800 Ultras in the UK
    By icehot in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-11-2004, 08:45 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •