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SOLOBAGGINS

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I have a quick question for all you tekky boffins out there.

My current PC is as follows:

Mobo - Asus skt775

CPU - Intel Q6600

2Gb Corsair 6400ddr2 800mhz memory

Asus 512Mb GEF 8800GT graphics card

HD - 74Gb Raptor 10000rpm

Vista home edition 32bit

I know it's a pretty lean machine due to it's small HD - but I use it just for games.
However after loooong savings - I now have the option to upgrade. I was thinking of buying another 8800GT graphics card to double up - but would it be better long term to buy 8800gtx?
Also I like the sound of the ASUS striker extreme mobo. Would this motherboard offer a much better gaming experience over the skt775?
Forgive my lack of knowledge on these things - but I like to try and keep my PC up to date for blistering performance. I know I'm a slave to materialism

thanks in advance
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What's the size of your monitor and what resolution do you play at? Since you have an SLI board, I would suggest just to get an 8800GT to do an SLI because it beats the 8800GTX. 8800GTX is EOL now and it usually costs a lot, the 8800GT can be had at around $150 now.

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My monitor is the Samsung Syncmaster 2032 20" resolution 1680 x 1050

I already have the 8800gt 512Mb graphics card. I am wondering if it is better to buy 1, 1Gb 8800gtx card or better - or double up and have 2 x 8800gt 512Gb cards - and some advice on an upgrade to my motherboard if required.

cheers
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Hi there,

I would suggest grabbing another 8800GT and run SLI. What exact motherboard do you have now, to compare it with the Striker Extreme?

Troy

EDIT: What PSU do you currently have? Make and model, please...

Edited by troy, 01 September 2008 - 08:46 PM.

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Thanks for getting back to me.

My motherboard is the ASUS SKT-775 S/L 1333FSB and my PSU is Xcase power plus 750w. Just a note - I looked in the Xcase website and i could not find the PSU I bought, it may have been discontinued. The PSU I bought was their own make.

www.xcase.co.uk

Cheers
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Hi again,

I strongly discourage you from using that PSU to power an SLI system, they are poor quality.

Change this to something much better, such as a Corsair, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Thermaltake (Toughpower)...

And that motherboard information you have given me is not complete, I'm still looking for the model number. Something like the P5Q or similar...

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Motherboard is the P5KC - I hope this what your looking for.
I also had a feeling you'd say that about the PSU. I'm looking at the corsair TX750W. Would that do?
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Also if my motherboard is adequate and you do not recommend an upgrade would OCZ 2GB DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Value (2x1GB) Dual Channel DDR3 Memory work with this motherboard? Or would it be better to go 4gb with ddr2?
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