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Are SLI 8800 GTs worth it for $50?

#11Unsugarized_Foo(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 2:16:23 PM
I just want Shenmue...for now. My 6200 doesn't have HDMI, so I'm just sitting with my thumb in my ass.

Its not pleasant to be a peasant
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#12JonWood007Posted 3/12/2014 2:26:21 PM
Nah. While that is still a decent amount of power in SLI, 8800s are too old. They dont support DX11, they won't play new games. They would use a lot of energy and throw off a lot of heat.
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#13Unsugarized_Foo(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 2:32:18 PM
Im all about heating my house, and lack of DX11 won't hinder me too much. Im trying to see if my friend will lend me his old 9800GT. I think there's issues with it, like the fan doesn't work, but I'll work with it.

Im kinda hoping the 880 will be the new 8800 lol
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#14tigerex777Posted 3/12/2014 3:23:27 PM
Minimum 460 sli. I'm selling my 460 sli cards for 100. For a fellow gfaq member I'll give them to you for 90
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#15Unsugarized_Foo(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 5:38:25 PM
I would bite if I had SLI D:
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#16DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/12/2014 6:05:53 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
8800's no longer supported.

SLI 9800's instead. Can probably get med/high in most last gen games.


Since when?
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#17GipFacePosted 3/12/2014 9:54:06 PM(edited)
I would think that a GeForce GTX 750 for $120 would be substantially better than dual 8800 GTs while consuming only a fraction of the power.

But dual 8800 GT for $50... ehhh, can't do much worse.
#18mikewu1Posted 3/12/2014 10:10:15 PM
Why not if you are holding out for another year or so
#19Unsugarized_Foo(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 10:44:02 PM
I nabbed a 9800GT with a broken fan for free. I think I win.
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#20SlaynPosted 3/12/2014 10:47:55 PM
Unsugarized_Foo posted...
I nabbed a 9800GT with a broken fan for free. I think I win.


So like... are you going to burn the card or what?
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