Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper
The majority of modern video cards have multiple video outputs. HOWEVER NVidia cards in SLI have only one video output. ATI's CrossFire allows for multiple outputs at once.
The X800 is a decent card for the price. But with the 9600GT, HD3870, HD3850, and 8800GT in the sub $200, the x800 is just so terrible >_<
Ok that is what I thought about the outputs. Looks like CrossFire it is. As for my current board, I know it is lagging now but I bought it when it was still a fairly new board (3 yrs ago?).
Based on what has been said, for the money it sounds like Grimms recs for the dual 3870's is a good choice. I am sticking with the e8400 for sure because any quads out there or that might come out prior to the 1366 (doubtful) will drop in price significantly and I can scoop one up if I feel it is necessary.
I got a rec for this HS because it is a bit lower than the Turniq and apparently "works better". Installation is supposedly a bit easier as well Its size may be a concern, however.