If Tri-SLi support is un-needed, i personally wouldn't worry about it. Just get a new card that would be faster/asfast as your old one's in SLi.
Well they are basically the same as far as i can see. Go for the cheapy Gskills. I'm considering such a set to complement...
perhaps he doesn't wish to fart around with OC'ing.
Some applications other than games it's much better to have the quicker 100% stable chip doing it right every time.
Video encoding is one such application IMHO.
I went for a similar setup to you OP. Simply because when oc'd the E21x0's out run ANY standard dual core. upto the E6750. And gives the E6850 somthing to think about as well. Now since you have a Quad on the way. I suggest using the E2140 to power a new GF bulid. And see if you can score...
Ack. Even with out that Video card you'd fail. Go forth and get something cool like that Corsair 750VX. ( on special for 99 after MIR) If you're the type that upgrades a lot.
Or A Silverstone/Enermax 600-650 is another forward looking choice. Realistically 500 is all you need. But with Video...
Running the sig rig with a Corsair. :S never had any problems. Sorry to hear your on the wrong side of the PSU issues mate.
And no they don't eat your babies. Nothing but net with my corsair. And I maintain a good modular is just as good at supplying the correct Volts and amps.
Gidday another Kiwi here. I know how expensive the 3800's are mate it sucks. I personally have ordered a 2900 PRO. Now it only cost me 280NZD. A lot cheaper than the GTS or any other rubbish card. That said you'd need a nice PSU to handle it.
If that is still tooo much get a intergrated GFX...
Wanted an X2.
But by the time my 3000+ gave up the ghost. They where soo expensive i just acquired a 144. After many moons of that an E2140 beckoned with such higher performance on offer for soo little.
Voodoo 2 in SLI with i810 intergrated > GF2 mx? > 9500 NP didnt unlock > 9800 SE did unlock > one 6600GT then 2 in SLI > 7600GS for the slience > 7900 GS > TNT 2 >.> then next card is a 8800GTS 320 meg. After that who knows I hope the ATI die shrink does all it can and more I want cheap VGA !
Head shots young grasshopper. Leads to less expenditure of ammo and more when you loot their corpse :cool:
Also first thing you do is slaughter the army guys at the bridge they have aks and the major has a sweet 9mil.
As above hold out till you can get some 555's. The most comfy headphones i have had the pleasure of using. A friend has the 555's and I personaly own the 212s. I am very jealous of my mates 555's. :D
What about those of us still on the single core side? I am considering a 8800 GTS 320 because I will only have a 17 inch LCD to run it on in the next year or so. Running on the sig conponents. I have yet to really push the 144. My old venice got in excess of 2.4GHz working the 1-1 divisor.
Is the North bridge cooler covered completely by that GTX cooler?
IF so place the GTX in the bottom slot as a temporary solution,
Hunt around for the Thermalright cooler the non SLI model as it will bend out and a over the GTX on the top. There was a thread on it in DFI-street. :mad: So find...
Its the quality of the Watts not the sheer amount. Good brand 350 is Ok for a well loaded older system.
Such as Enermax or Silverstone. The lower end units can be had for a rather cheap rate over there in the US. Their 400 or 500 watt units should allow you to run that rig into the ground :D