SLI/xfire

looking to run sli/xfire on my new rig. was going to go with the 2gb 6950 but cant see myself forking out $300 bucks right after i bought a cpu.. im not wanting to spend more than $150 on a gpu but it can go over if its worth it. open to both amd/nvidia but rather stay with amd. please post all suggestions! i dont game, i just run alot of high application/render/photo/video edit! if anyone needs more info please ask!

current system:
gigabyte ud3 990fxa mobo
16gb 1600 ram
(in route) amd 8120 8core cpu
amd thermaltake edition
asus optical drive
750w corsair psu
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  1. For what you are doing and no gaming a single HD6670 would do the job. Check your apps though they might benefit from Nvidia's Cuda cores.
  2. well i forgot to add, i wanna run atleast 3 monitors when im finished.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150534

    i was looking at this one, buy one now so i can get my computer up and running and then later on add a second one.
  4. It is fine but an overkill!
  5. whats a good nvidia gpu that i can run xfire for under $300 bucks for both?
  6. Nvidia = SLI GTX550Ti
  7. but the GPU i linked earlier would be good? would a single one play most modern games like mw3 and battlefield 3? ill be buying one now and one later.
  8. The one you linked to will do well at 1680 x 1050 resolution in gaming for full HD (1080P) I would say a step higher at min like this HD6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384
  9. that would be a better card? never heard of anything from the HIS brand before, i have a SLI bridge thing for dual cards, do they come with these or will i have to buy one?
  10. nevermind stupid questions. got it! prolly going to order that one
    thanks man
  11. If you are more comfortable with another brand http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600083901%20600083830&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%206850
    Some of the cards come with crossfire bridges and some don't you will have to check what is included!
    Here you can check gaming performance of cards http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_7950_PCS_Plus/27.html
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