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video card dilemma

by wonder newb / February 20, 2008 11:23 AM PST

I am finalizing a gaming computer which thus far the components are:

-EVGA LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

-Intel E8400 Processor

-COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution (comes with 1000W power supply)


-Western Digital Caviar 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

-SAMSUNG 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor

My dilemma is I am thinking of running two vid cards in SLI (EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB) or buying a single vid card (EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS 512MB.

Are these decent choices? Its only a $100 more to run those 2 cards in SLI, but will the performance be worth it? Or should I buy the single card and buy another later and run in SLI if need be?

I will be forever grateful for your wisdom!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 11:28 AM PST
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by Willy / February 20, 2008 10:14 PM PST
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I've yet to find a "gamer" that remains happy with the system they have. More and more is the clue here. If you can afford a 2nd card, then get it, but it really is an optionable sort of thing, you can add it later. Just get the system to behave with one card and then go from there. Heck, if one video card on many systems drags it down then two will be more demanding so beware. So let your wallet help you decide. Wink

tada -----Willy Happy

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(NT) 8800gts/512 is faster than two 8800gts/320
by ramarc / February 20, 2008 10:32 PM PST
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