Well Im purchasing a new pc but IM not really sure what Im getting into lol
so here is what Ive got set up and the price for it all
its got an sli chipset that has 2 6600 gt's
Will this cause any compatibility issues?
Hmmm sometimes cheap ram is okay, but other times it isn't. In the future you may want to overclock so it might be wise to get the gigabyte or other board that you can overlock well on. (it's always nice to have the option right?) And as for the ram again ... You don't have to go with expensive RAM, but try to find some good deals on some brand name ram. I know I did when I bought mine ^^
ok nvm that comment i made about the asus being a lemon overclocker. turns out my buddy's board was defective (severely drooping vcore) >.< so he had to send it back for rma. just read some reviews on this borad on the internet and it seems like quite the awesome overclocker!!!
Try and get a 600watt power supply,thatshould do perfectly fine.hey are you buying that pc from cyberpowersystem.com or ibuypower.com,that price is exactly like the one sli option from cyberpowersystem.com?
btw, read some feedback from users again. the general concensus i think is that the gigabyte sli mbs are faster and more stable than the asus k8n (comes with more stuff too), tho are more expensive. They also allow u to use 1 pci-e slot when using sli, unlike the asus. well its ur call.
Yea, I thinm the only benchmarks that SLI was faster with 2x6600GT's than 1x6800GT was CS: Source, and only by a few fps. Maybe one 6800GT would be better? I'm not sure about the prices though, so whatever is cheaper I guess.
id say go with the 6800gt even if it is a little more expensive than 2 6600gts. simply cuz later on u can always add another 6800gt when they get cheap while even rite now the 6800gt by itself holds its own against two 6600gts in sli.