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What nvidia SLI graphics card would you recommend for about £100 - £150?

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Why does it have to be Nvidia?

275gtx will be the best one to get with that budget performance wise. Though wait until the 23rd ATI are releasing new cards so Nvidia might be forced to drop there prices to stay competitive
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Ive got an Nvidia pc case so i didnt want to put ATI inside it.
I wont be buying it for about 2 weeks anyways so thanks for the info
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Why does it have to be Nvidia?

275gtx will be the best one to get with that budget performance wise. Though wait until the 23rd ATI are releasing new cards so Nvidia might be forced to drop there prices to stay competitive
Eh? I'm pretty sure the GTX275 cards are still selling above the £170 mark?

Anyway, NVIDIA is releasing the 300 series on the fourth quarter this year (according to wikipedia) so I'd expect a decrease in price across the 200 series sometime soon.

Personally, I'd wait for the 300 series release and buy a new-ish GTX280 on eBay. Unfortunately, I've already spent money on a GTX260 2 months ago
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Eh? I'm pretty sure the GTX275 cards are still selling above the £170 mark?

Anyway, NVIDIA is releasing the 300 series on the fourth quarter this year (according to wikipedia) so I'd expect a decrease in price across the 200 series sometime soon.

Personally, I'd wait for the 300 series release and buy a new-ish GTX280 on eBay. Unfortunately, I've already spent money on a GTX260 2 months ago
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1410

Just after a very quick look, you can pick them up for under 150 now.

The 300 series is having problems getting a high enough yield and its looking like Nvidia arent going release it until Q1 or 2 next year.
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ATI are completely whipping nVidia at that price range.
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(Original post by Rhys~)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1410

Just after a very quick look, you can pick them up for under 150 now.

The 300 series is having problems getting a high enough yield and its looking like Nvidia arent going release it until Q1 or 2 next year.
£160 including delivery :lolwut:
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£160 including delivery :lolwut:
o yea always forget about delivery because i get it free oops
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What nvidia SLI graphics card would you recommend for about £100 - £150?

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You might be able to get a GTX 275 for just over £150 but otherwise I wouldn't bother with an nVidia card at those sort of prices.A Radeon 4890 would be a far better bet.

I wouldn't be too fussed if you have an nForce chipset tbh - SLI doesn't really make a lot of sense except at the very high end (and same for crossfire)
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o yea always forget about delivery because i get it free oops
You get it free‽
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You get it free‽
3 months and 250 posts on the forum, I think.
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I wouldn't be too fussed if you have an nForce chipset tbh - SLI doesn't really make a lot of sense except at the very high end (and same for crossfire)
This. At this price range, it's almost invariably better to get a single card solution.
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What nvidia SLI graphics card would you recommend for about £100 - £150?

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I'd avoid SLI unless you're into high-end graphics, video editing or CUDA programming (it's total overkill: I blew £2k on an SLI gaming rig and learned my lesson).

If you're just into games or the odd graphics work, I'd get a Sparkle GeForce 8400. It'll cost just under £30 and it's 512MB (see CCL Online). If you're not bothered about looks then you won't notice the difference.

Save the other £120 and save or invest it
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What games do you play, and at what resolution?

And I would definitely recommend an ATI card for that price range, they are much superior still.

SLI/Crossfire isn't really worth it still in 90% of cases, if you are thinking of spending between £100 and £150 then you are definitely not an 'extreme user' and so you don't need it :p:
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Sli / Crossfire for high resolution (1920x1080 + )

Single card for lower resolution.
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SLI is never value.

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get a Sparkle GeForce 8400. It'll cost just under £30 and it's 512MB (see CCL Online). If you're not bothered about looks then you won't notice the difference.
Would Crysis run at all on that?
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dont get SLI, get a single card which costs 2x as much, as it will be more powerful (in almost all cases) and far more reliable.
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that gtx 275 is nice price and trounces the ati 4890 in most tests
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that gtx 275 is nice price and trounces the ati 4890 in most tests
But it's £40-£50 more than the 4890... :rolleyes:
You might as well say 'get a 4870X2 because it trounces the gtx275'. For the price the AMD cards are still better
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