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well im running a 7950 gt it run better then some sli configs running a 7900gt sli would be bad ass but i mean take the time to look for a video card that can beat and sli 7900 gt like the 7950 gx2 bit more pricey but almost the same as going sli
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Originally Posted by jr4000watts
well im running a 7950 gt it run better then some sli configs running a 7900gt sli would be bad ass but i mean take the time to look for a video card that can beat and sli 7900 gt like the 7950 gx2 bit more pricey but almost the same as going sli
Wow this is certainly news to me...One 7950GT in no way shape or form will beat 7900GT in SLI. If u volt mod 2 7900GTs SLI they will perform almost the same as one 7950GX2 (Im saying that conservatively, as my SLI beats the 7950GX2 on benchmarks, ie 3dmark06).
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post #23 of 28
as long as the cores are the same...it doesn't matter.
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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by jr4000watts
well im running a 7950 gt it run better then some sli configs running a 7900gt sli would be bad ass but i mean take the time to look for a video card that can beat and sli 7900 gt like the 7950 gx2 bit more pricey but almost the same as going sli

first post. and you're talking about stuff you hvae no business talking about...lol. You don't come to OC.N and pretend like you're the guru. Sorry.

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post #25 of 28
"snorts in laughter". Get a second 7900gt. Its worth the investment. I've had 6600GT's, 7800GT's and 7800GTX's (and now 7900GTX's) all in SLI and not once regretted adding a second card. A pair of 7900gt's (as mentioned above, any mixed brand is fine, as long as memory amount is identical and series, GT) will give you performance on par with a 7950GX2. If you volt mod them like Sideburns did, you'll get performance similar to my cards.
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post #26 of 28
Sideburns - I've always been a fan of your style.
Keep the cores the same, and you won't go wrong. Everything else can be different (Important back in the 6600gt days of 128mb and 256mb (NOTE - 7800GTX and 512mb 7800GTX have different cores)).

I'd recommend the faster card in primary slot, you can just select 'Manual OC' in coolbits, hit apply, and it'll jack them both up to the speed of the first, no trouble at all. Of course, you'll have to take them further to do those justice.

Look into airflow too - if you don't water cool them. I stuck a Silverstone FM121 110cfm 120mm fan in the side intake when I made the upgrade - Used a dremel =)

But basically, any 7900GT will do.

Hope that helps in anyway.
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Here is what I did for cooling:

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Yes I am gonna be water cooling them both. Take a look at my thread in the W/C section I had a couple questions about that.
    
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