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    Question To SLI or not to SLI...

    I have seen some SLI bundles for between £200 - £300, this is a SLI board and 2 GFX cards (eg 9800's).
    I can't afford the world so I was wondering f I would be better off getting:
    a) SLI board and 2 cards
    b) or, a board that is PCI-E ready and just 1 GFX card for the same price?

    In other words how best do I spend 200-300 quid on boosting my graphics with my current set up?

    Any advice please, I really know nadda about Sli.

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    PCI-E and a single card in my book with a view to adding a second at a l8r date.

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    I don't understand. SLI and 2x 9800? How does that work. Even if you meant Crossfire, I didn't know they made 9800 in Crossfire flavor.

    But I think it is best to go PCI-E and 1 GFX card in any case. SLI just doesn't work for the budget minded. By the time you can afford a second card, it makes more sense to sell the first card and get the next gen card.

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    SLI only if you buy two high end cards now or a second card very shortly after. Next gen single cards outperform 2 last gen cards in SLI. Sell old card & buy new card... simple.

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    I meant this

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=319937

    Sounds good to me, certainly a lot better than what I have!

    Or, I could do this instead:

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=308957

    and a

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=317392

    What would be better?

    Yeah I see your point chig but surely the above ^^ are pretty close performance wise...? SLi setup not better?
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    The [cheaper] 7600GT. With the spare change you can even get a better mobo, or just keep the money

    http://www.beyond3d.com/previews/nvidia/g73/

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    I bought a s754 mobo with pci-e for a 7800gt at first - then about 4 months later bought an asus A8N SLI mobo. Just in case
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    im quite impressed with the proformace of my sli 6800gts and would recomend sli to anyone who wants overkill 200fps is total overkill in games but nice to say u have it though

    i found my sli was better than my freinds single 7800gt but the cost of sli is greater but his rig has a better cpu and ram.

    in the end u could just get an sli mobo and a single better gfx and upgrade when thegfx's come down in price to sli
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