henfactor wrote:Does gaming on an HDTV count as "large monitor"? So your saying go E8400 and P35 or 750i ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131232 )
henfactor wrote:1080p and yeah, 8600GT is out the door anyway. E8400 + 750 SLi + 2 9600GT or E8400 + P35 + 9800GTX? I'm kind of leaning toward the first setup. Again, my brother will pay for the video cards. Thanks
Flying Fox wrote:Is that <$250 is for motherboard only or for the whole upgrade? If it is the latter you can't really do much.
Saber Cherry wrote:Flying Fox wrote:Is that <$250 is for motherboard only or for the whole upgrade? If it is the latter you can't really do much.
I think it is for everything except the video card(s). And Flying Fox is right - you could buy a GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4, Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition, and 2x2GB of 800MHz DDR2 for almost exactly $250... and maybe you could overclock the CPU to 3.0 GHz... but that is probably the absolute most performance you could wring out of $250.
Why should he buy just two cards for SLI when four would be so much better?Flying Fox wrote:If you are thinking about getting a 2nd 8600GT for that SLI I would say don't bother. Go read up on the SLI-bashing thread.
henfactor wrote:I think I like that setup, it will provide pretty good performance and if you think the 570 Sli is still kicking (no PCIe 2.0, etc), than that should do the trick.
Thanks for the great help! :D
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