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    Crossfire or SLI

    wondering which one would be best to go for?

    gonna go for a s939 mobo as ill be getting a 3500 venice chip and also 1gb dc geil pc3200 2.5-2-2-5 i think it was

    was gna go for either 6800 pci-e or a x800 xl for ati

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    If you are going 6800 or X800Xl go SLI as it will be a lot cheaper.
    You need a Master card for the X800L to run Crossfire & at the moment there don't appear to be X800L Masters only X850s

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    You can get 7800GTs for just over £200 now

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=273363

    and that card is no different than other cards because they all use the same cooler!

    And a retail one is just £2 more (authough it is not currently in stock at scan)

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=251716

    Definately better value than an x800xl, oh and yes sli is a much better system (at te moment) that cross fire.
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    Can you even buy crossfire yet?
    SLI seems to have more options at present as any of the non-crippled nv cards will support it, whereas crossfire requires a special card as master.

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    you can get crossfire motherboards but they are ludicrously expensive, you can buy sli x16 boards for the same price, I would say go with a cheap sli mobo and a 7800gt or a 6800gs, both godd priceperformance ratio
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    Master card for CF are as rare as hen's teeth. Go with Sli atm

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    If it was my money I would never buy 2 midrange cards for SLi I would buy one top line card then add another once funds allow. Buying 2 6800 GS cards whilst making for a very fast gaming system doesnt allow for any upgrading without getting rid of both. Just my 2p
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgoaty
    Buying 2 6800 GS cards whilst making for a very fast gaming system doesnt allow for any upgrading without getting rid of both.

    I agree with this guy. Buy a 256mb 7800GTX to begin with and then get another one when the prices come down a bit and you get another paycheck.

    Either way...
    SLI ftw because ATI will never catch up to nvidia

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    I'd just buy a single 7800GTX also - a faster single card is better than SLI. I'd only go SLI if you're planning to get at least 7800GTs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeoatmeal
    SLI ftw because ATI will never catch up to nvidia
    Hehe.

    Because the Bugatti veyron will stay as the fastest production car forever, and AMD will always be better than intel, and 3dfx will.................. oh wait


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