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What do you guys think? Should I get another 9800 GTX to SLI or get a single maxcore GTX 260?

 

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Neither, they're old tech.

 

If you want something right away, get an ATI 5770 or 5850. If you have the money, a 5870.

 

Though you do have an SLI MOBO. Perhaps the most feasible thing to do now is wait for Fermi. It's not that far off.

Edited by Miek

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Neither, they're old tech.

If you want something right away, get an ATI 5770 or 5850. If you have the money, a 5870.

Though you do have an SLI MOBO. Perhaps the most feasible thing to do now is wait for Fermi. It's not that far off.

who cares if he's on an SLI Mobo (which isn't something to reward), I'd say the 260 still isn't a bad investment whether it be "old" tech or not. It still trades some shots with the 5770.

 

I must ask the OP though, what's your price range?? (possibly including the sale price of the current 9800)

I definitely say don't get the second 9800 though

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Id get another video card, If it has to be a gtx260 make sure you get the core 216 version... But if you can like Ivy and miek said something better then a 260 if its in the budget would be good. Such as a 275 or 285 if you can.

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Id get another video card, If it has to be a gtx260 make sure you get the core 216 version... But if you can like Ivy and miek said something better then a 260 if its in the budget would be good. Such as a 275 or 285 if you can.

I wouldn't go as far as mentioning the 285, that thing is STILL too expensive for what it is IMHO.

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i think fermi is going to be expensive when it come out and not within the price range of 260 or 275.

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price range is 150-200$

 

The Egg has a matching 9800 GTX+ for $135

 

My local microcenter has bfg maxcore 260's for 150$ and vanilla 275's for 199. That's the only reason I'm looking at those.

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price range is 150-200$

 

The Egg has a matching 9800 GTX+ for $135

 

My local microcenter has bfg maxcore 260's for 150$ and vanilla 275's for 199. That's the only reason I'm looking at those.

What about 4890s or 5770s??? Naturally from what you've given the 275 is your best option, though I wonder couldn't you get a 5850 since you could probably sell your 9800gtx and get about 80+ dollars.

Either way price out the 5770 and 4890

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1- Buy 5770

2- Use 9800GTX for PhysX

3- ????

4- Profit

I was thinking that too possibly, unless his spending money is meant to be subsidized by the 9800's sale

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I wasn't planning on selling the 9800 GTX, I guess thats why I'm looking at what options I have where I can still use the 9800 GTX. I'm thinking 5770 with 9800 as physx is the way to go, but I've never SLI'd cards either so I sorta wanted to check that out, but performance is my main issue. Is it even worth using a 9800 gtx as Physx with a 260 or 275?

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I wasn't planning on selling the 9800 GTX, I guess thats why I'm looking at what options I have where I can still use the 9800 GTX. I'm thinking 5770 with 9800 as physx is the way to go, but I've never SLI'd cards either so I sorta wanted to check that out, but performance is my main issue. Is it even worth using a 9800 gtx as Physx with a 260 or 275?

It still would help your performance with the dedicated physx card, nvidia or not. While running dual cards may be exciting, if you can afford a better single GPU....then I'd go that route (which you can)

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