Just get a single 8800GTX, i dont care what your budget is, you shouldnt have to go over 2,000 unless your plainly rich, get a X35 chipset board, 4gb DDR3, 8800GTX, get a good water cooling kit (for apps that are single\double threaded having 4 cores isnt a factor so you should OC if your going to shell out that kind of cash), also get a cheap E6320 and wait for the new intel quads to come out
Originally Posted by superman22x
Go for 3 8800GTs if you want PCIE 2.0, but the ultras would be better. If it were me, I would spend $2000, and another $2000 over a couple years.
SLI isnt as good as nvidia makes it seem, it wont even come CLOSE to doubling your FPS even if you have them in triple SLI, your orginal GPU still has to put them back toghter. i would reccomend an Ageia PhysX card before 3 8800GT's. you might want to buy a PhysX card too, all the games using the Unreal engine(there will be quite a few) will support it. dont think crysis does, and i have no idea if COD4 does either.