Originally Posted by MNiceGuy
Coming from experience, now is the time to really do some soul searching and decide for yourself whether or not you REALLY want to run SLi or not since it will largely affect your motherboard recommendations and how much you spend on a system. Remember that SLi in any form is going to be a relatively costly maneuver since you need a pricy Nvidia-based motherboard, a higher output PSU (to power the second card), as well as having to buy the second card itself. This also fares with ATi's Crossfire multi-GPU system.
Any SLi board around $100 is going to be a mess. I suggest either saving some more pennies or washing the SLi idea altogether. You could always buy a lower-end card from eVGA and then take advantage of their 90-day Step-Up program should you have some extra money to spend on gaming performance. Run a moderate single card now and then upgrade to a higher end model later. That's an SLi-like upgrade but since you only are using one card, you can get a more docile PSU and then can get one of the utterly fantastic Intel P35 boards which will fit right into your budget.
Another thing to consider:
Although there are people on here that could be considered an exception to the rule, it's generally known that Intel-based motherboards are generally more stable and better overclockers. Of course this in general terms.
What is the price difference on the mobo if i were to go xfire instead of sli?
i'm currently running thermaltake purepower 600w, i'm also wondering if that is enough juice
LOL, the price for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188012
went up by $10 just nowEdited by hot97integra - 5/28/08 at 12:22am