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Thanks for the feedback guys. To the above points:
Chozart, the links are provided will not create a crossfire system? That was the primary reason for this post as I have been Nvidia so long that I was uncertain as to what to buy but given my budget, I figured X1950 would be the way to go.
As to the price of the cards, they are selling for $530 + tax in canada ($600 each). Both of my cards are less than 3 months old, so my cousin (who is buying both) is saving $200. With $1000, I can easily afford the X1950 series but I have to ensure I buy the right combination of cards.
SLI works fine with the modded 84.56 drivers, however I am a bit concerned as I am basically at the mercy of modders creating newer drivers whereas with an ATI setup, all is good.
I also have a 19" monitor but once I get the video cards switched I'm going monitor shopping (my NEC has been great but I've had it for over 3 years). I'm either going to get a 22" NEC-Mitsubishi CRT (hard to find but fantastic picture) or a 24" or larger LCD. I'm leaning towards the CRT as I have a huge desk area and am more concerned about picture quality than ergonomics (and the CRT is cheaper!).
Chozart, can you advise what I will need in matching cards? Links to US products is fine as I can match them up with the distributors I deal with here.