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Right now I've got a 7900GT KO oc'd with 1.5v mod but I'm just not happy with it. I've got an extra $200 to spend and don't know if I should pick up another 7900GT and go SLI, upgrade to a 7950 w/ 512mb, or something else? I tried SLI about a year ago and didn't see much difference so took one card back. Since then I've upgraded the rest of my system and have a 37" monitor so I'm thinking I may benefit from it now. I'm planning on going down to Fry's Electronics after work tonight so if I could get some suggestions over the next hour or two I would appreciate it. Please give reasoning for your suggestions too. Reps to those who help me make a good decision.
    
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1897922560 KB HP DVD640 Win 7 Home Prem x64/ Win XP Home 40" Samsung 1080p LCD 
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Reference THG, they have setup some very helpful VGA benchmarks for comparision. Here is the single VGA chart, and here is the Dual & Quad VGA chart.

Should give you a good idea of what kind of peformance increase you can expect.
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