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Old 19th May, 2006, 10:37 PM
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videospelletjesenthousiasten ???

Am I that out of touch???
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Old 19th May, 2006, 10:49 PM
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Wow, I've been looking at that post like a monkey to a math problem for nearly 10 minutes now...to be honest, I still havent understood a damn thing about it.

Madcat, when did you have a son?

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Apparently were all out of touch if that is actually a word LOL
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reverse your grammar, and it kinda makes sense. Damn language barrier.

I think the point made was that before SLi et Crossfire, most top "gamer" cards were 399 or less, and with the advent of teh 7800, this price barrier was broken, and even moreso with the addition of SLi...

Be this as it may, all the $10000 quad-Sli Dells sold. So if there wasn't a market for it before, there definately is now. It's the demand of the market that has created such a beast...what a bold and successful marketing move that was!

Just seems to me that these companies realized that all us original gamers still game...but now we have more cash. Programmers, hardware companies, are all involved, to get that cash.

The best used to be a single card...then it was two...and shortly after...it's 4(plus physics card to push 'em). But at the same time, just one will give you a good gaming experience...
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I've just got home from a 12 hour session and make more sense
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Old 22nd May, 2006, 04:29 AM
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Quad SLi - could be the future, but I don't see why the just don't use dual core GPU's which will probably be far more efficient.

While it would be nice, and I do need to up the 6600 in my system (awaiting for the G80 so prices come down, or may get 2 7600's in SLi) I cannot see myself using or needing 4 graphics cards.

As for the $US10K Dell system. That translates to about $NZ20K for which I can get:

CPU: 2x opteron 280
HDD: 2x 500GB
RAM: 8x 2GB OCZ Gold
Video: 2x 7900GTX512
Sound: X-Fi Elete Pro
Motherboard: Tyan K8WE S2895
Monitor: Philips 190G6 19" LCD
DVD: Pioneer DVR-108
Case: Coolermaster CM Stacker 810 ATX
PSU: Silverstone ST52F 520W EPS
Speakers: Klipsch Promedia 5.1 Speakers
Mouse: Razer Copperhead 2000DPI Blue
Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Physx Card: rough guess $600
Cooling: about $600

Total $NZ23,500 (About $US12K)

Or maybe:

CPU: FX 60
HDD: 2x 500GB
RAM: 4x 2GB OCZ Gold
Video: ATi X1900XTX 512MB and X1900 crossfire 512MB
Sound: X-Fi Elete Pro
Motherboard: ABIT AN8 32x
Monitor: Philips 190G6 19" LCD
DVD: Pioneer DVR-108
Case: Coolermaster Wave Master TAC-T01EB Blue Aluminium
PSU: Silverstone ST56ZF 560W SLI
Speakers: Klipsch Promedia 5.1 Speakers
Mouse: Razer Copperhead 2000DPI Blue
Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Physx Card: about $600
Cooling: about $600

Total: $NZ12,000 (about $US6K)

Note both boards are full speed PCIe with 2 graphics cards.

Now I know what I wouldn't buy (dell )

Now how much would the quad SLi have over that - not enough to spend another $NZ2K on graphics even spending that insane amount on a computer.
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