Re: Will this work like an expensive card?
No. SLI uses about 40% of the second card and I don't think the perfomance would match up to better single cards. At a budget of $200, your best bets are to go with either the HD4850 for resolutions above 1650x1080 or 8800GT/9800GTX+. The 9800GTX+ might even outperform the HD4850 at higher res. I'm not sure. The 8800GT might also outpeform the 9600GT in SLI. Again, not too sure. I, personally, would go with the 9800GTX+.