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Wait for the 6990 and GTX 595.
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
One thing to consider about SLI/Cross Fire is that there are games out there that won't utilize it, or won't get a big benefit from it. Also there can also be micro stuttering among other issues. I've run both sceneries and always end up going back to a single powerful GPU.
While I agree, however, there are few games that don't utilize SLI/CFX. Even if they don't officially support it, most games still benefit from it.

As for microstutter, I've been running multi-GPU configs since 2005 and, quite honestly, I have never had an issue with it. While I have seen it, it seems to have been more of a problem with the 2GPU single cards.
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I'm sticking with mATX boards for now. I enjoy having a rig that doesn't look like a small aircraft.

Anyway, thanks for the input, though I'm still undecided about which route I should go... Some say no, some say not really but the extra slot adds to possible upgrade options.
You'll be just fine my friend.

Check out the mATX club; there are plenty of options and ideas you'll find in there
(also more mATX cases / lan boxes that can house the largest of vid cards than you'd think )

As said you don't "need" multi card setups, so if you'd like to save a few bucks by getting a board with less bells & whistles go for it.
Keep in mind though, that high-performance boards are not in the same level of abundance as standard ATX, so if you want a good OCing board you might be getting one that suports CF/SLI anyway.
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