jim121
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2008-03-22T04:11:25Z

HI EVERYONE

IM PRETTY NEW HERE

SO COULD ANYONE ADVISE ME WHAT IS BETTER?

IM GETTING A NEW SYSTEN WITH QX9650 ON A 780 SLI BOARD

ORIGINALLY GETTING 3 8800 ULTRA IN SLI.

BUT WOULD THE B9800GX2 BE BETTER?

AND IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE 3 IN SLI?

CHEERS FOR ANY FEEDBACK

AjayD
2008-03-22T11:30:51Z

 Are you getting a pre-built system or do you have options for the motherboard too? Given the specs you listed it would appear cost isn't a huge issue. If you have the option to, I would get a motherboard with the 790i chipset. I would opt for the ASUS Stiker II Extreme 790i SLI. Here is a great review you should take a look at: 

NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI Ultra and GeForce 9800 GX2

Also, yes it is possible with either the 780i or the 790i SLI motherboards to do 3 way SLI, you just have to use cards like the 8800 Ultra that are compatible with 3 way SLI. The only advantage the 780i board would have is that it uses DDR2 instead of DDR3. But that is only a temporary advantage based on price. If you go with the 9800 GX2 you should have more than enough power. If you want more you can add another in SLI.

 

coolzonestefan
2008-03-23T02:34:56Z

I guess it is possible to install 3x9800GX2 on a 790i motherboard,but note that only a single GX2 gets too hot,and I hope there aren't a lot of problems caused by that but take caution.

Tri-SLI with 9800GX2 seem like an overkill and I've seen some benchmarks between Tri-SLI and normal 2-SLI and there isn't such a big difference in fperformance