Video card help

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I have a Dell 2405FPW LCD...I'm thinking of going SLI.I run my LCD @ 1920x1200.I am looking at the MSI K8N Diamond Plus Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX AMD Motherboard.I have a AMD 3700+ CPU already.I will be buying a dual core in the near future. My setup right now is MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (MS-7025).With the 3700+ AMD @2640MHz.Cpu heatsink is ZALMAN CNPS9500.With OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB)DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Platinum System Memory.My video card is a BFG 6800Ultra.I am a gamer.What video card or cards does any one suggest. I like to play my games @ medium to high settings.I play Half life 2 and Doom 3 and am going to get Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion. To name a few....One more question.Do I need to run two cards to be at 1920x1200 on my LCD??I thank everybody for there help with this....
 

AltTabbins

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You post is hard to read.. very testing on the eyes :S

But you may want to upgrade to a 7900gt or above for those resolutions. Sell your 6800u and use that to purchase 2 7900gts
 

Avengeance

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To run 1920x1200 you dont NEED two cards but you will probably want two cards because one might not work so well with some games, like FEAR and such. Its really up to you how much you want to spend. You could even go with two used 7800gts, they are about 200 dollars or so each in the for sale section of the boards. You can always start with one card and then move to two later and see how the games run on the one card.
 

quadnad

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If you're going for that resolution, and wouldn't mind an SLI rig, then I'd grab a pair of these 7900GTs. They're ultra-cheap if you send in that MIR ($239), and that'll make for an excellent setup. If you'd prefer going for a single card, you could run a 7900GTX (might be stressing it a bit), or grab one of the new 7950GX2s. Of course an SLI 7900GTX setup is another option, but that'd be far more expensive than the 7900GT SLI option.
 
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