What to get for this build?

motherboard:ASUS P5NSLI ATX LGA775 Conroe Nforce 570 SLI DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SATA RAID LAN Motherboard

CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 1.86GHZ 1066FSB 2MB

Memory:OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit

graphics card:ASUS Radeon X1950 Pro 581MHZ 256MB 1.4GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

PSU:
OCZ GameXStream 600W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

i need some help deciding what to get for this build but i also got a question about Sli

ok i can get a BFG 7900 GT OC 256 mb from a friend for cheap because he is upgrading so would i be able to SLI with this setup ? the real problem is the site i order from here in Canada does not carry the 7900GT OC anymore but they do have a cheaper XFX GeForce 7900GT 256MB that i could get but would it work with one being OC and BFG and one not being OC and XFX brand, also is XFX known for very good cards? really want to know if this will all work.

Thanks
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  1. Forget about SLI'ing later.

    Never works, especially when we're moving onto the "DX10 era".

    How much can you spend on the card?
  2. i already own the motherboard i listed and the ram, and also the PSU
    I do not think i can afford a DX10 card because i still have to buy many other parts for me computer and i want to get it done soon.
  3. As far as I know, in order to SLI you have to use 2 cards that are from the same manufacturer with the same exact everything.

    You will not be able to use a XFX 7900GT with a BFG 7900GT in SLI.
    Just use the one card, Ive used a 7900GS which is essentially the same, and it gets superb performance @1600x1200.

    just stick w the one card
  4. Quote:
    As far as I know, in order to SLI you have to use 2 cards that are from the same manufacturer with the same exact everything.

    You will not be able to use a XFX 7900GT with a BFG 7900GT in SLI.
    Just use the one card, Ive used a 7900GS which is essentially the same, and it gets superb performance @1600x1200.

    just stick w the one card

    You can SLI different brands. It doesn't have to have everything identical, just same GPU.

    Any 7900GT with any 7900GT for example.
  5. any suggestions on what video card to get then?
  6. I didn't see a price range, but right now I'd go with like an 8800gts 320mb, seems like a good spot at price/dollar + dx10
  7. Quote:
    I didn't see a price range, but right now I'd go with like an 8800gts 320mb, seems like a good spot at price/dollar + dx10


    probally out of my price range, the game i will be playing the most is Everquest 2 and also various FPS games
  8. I would just buy the single 7900 from your friend. It would help him out, and run every game available right now at decent settings. Save the money that it would take to go SLi and save it for a single 8800/R600 down the road.

    Best of Luck
  9. Dude i would suggest get a 1950xt from new egg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161048

    200 smackers for a good card and that should kill the 7900gs/gt .
  10. Quote:
    Dude i would suggest get a 1950xt from new egg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161048

    200 smackers for a good card and that should kill the 7900gs/gt .


    ^^

    He said it all. not a word to add. :)
  11. an x1950 pro card work fine on everything i got in first post? no problems there safe to order all?
  12. Yep. Buy it.
  13. i changed the First post. Is everything in that first post safe to order? and works together fine?
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