-More heat per card
-More power draw=higher electric bill
-Terrible ATI drivers
-Incompatibility in games
-Microstutter (big issue)
-Less space in case
-Hinderance of PCI slot
For those reasons I will not crossfire.
-According to Tom's Hardware Crossfire 5850s draw an additional 160watts at Load. By me in NY 1kwh = $.1 after tax and delivery fees, so:
If you were two run your cards at load for 24 hours: .160 kwh * 24hours = 3.84 kwh
CF at load 24/7 for one year: 3.84 kwh * 365days = 1401.6 kwh
So it would cost me: 1401.6 kwh * $.1 = $140.16
If it was 8 hours a day it would only cost an additional $35 a year.
-Granted in some games there are scaling issues, but according to benchmarks the games I play, CoD and BC2, the cards scale very well.
-I'll give that one to you.
-Most games coming out now have crossfire/sli support.
-We will see about this one, fingers crossed.
-Full tower ATX = plenty of room.
-Honestly how many people use pci slots now anyway? Most sound/network cards are switching to PCI-E 1x.