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    A bit of advice needed

    I have a Dell XPS 720H2C with a QX6850 o/c to 3.67, dual GTX8800 cards, 1066 DDR2 RAM and 1000 watt psu. Also Vista 32 Bit Ultimate.

    I cannot see I will be changing this for a while, I have pushed the processor up as far as I dare, the RAM is the best I can get for the machine, so the only thing to change would be the cards.

    Both cards seems to be working well, but are now 3yrs + old, what card / s could I get to replace them?

    Was looking at the 285 a while back, but the new 400 series look good, any thoughts.

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    With the current power supply, older CPU, and northbridge which comes with your Dell I would go with a GTX 460. At TechCorp our best tested for overall performance 460s were the MSI Cyclone N460 OC, MSI Hawk GTX460OC, ASUS ENGTX460 Direct CU TOP/2DI/!GB DDR5 (very fast), EVGA 01G P3 1373 AR GeForce GTX460 Superclocked EE model.
    Nvidia has better/faster tessellation for DX11 games than the ATI cards if you play anything other than FSX like Train or Ship Simulator.
    Ted
    Vivat Christus Rex! Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

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    Ted,

    Many thanks for the advice, a lot cheaper than the 285 and seem to be a good deal better than the 8800 I currently have.

    Do you think I could get 2 for SLI as I currently have, I do play other games that can run SLI config.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noddy View Post
    Ted,

    Many thanks for the advice, a lot cheaper than the 285 and seem to be a good deal better than the 8800 I currently have.

    Do you think I could get 2 for SLI as I currently have, I do play other games that can run SLI config.
    Yes sir you can run them in SLI you have plenty of power on that XPS to do so. I would not buy the MSI Cyclone for SLI it takes up too much room and blows the exhaust into the computer. I would get either the EVGA or the ASUS (ASUS is superfast)
    Vivat Christus Rex! Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

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    Cheers Ted I have seen the EVGA EE for 167.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-e...dvi-i-minihdmi

    Seems a very good deal.

    Many thanks for the advice.

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    Both cards arrived safe and sound, and are fairly compact compared to the GTX8800.

    Only limiting testing so far, but appear to do the job very well.

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