Thanx very much for the advice...Just purchased (2) BFG 7800 GT OC cards with 256 meg each...Gonna hook up SLI.
My new setup so far ...
Lian li PC-V1200 aluminum case
AMD 4400 "dual core" 2meg cashe
Asus A8NSLI32 MB
(3) Maxtor sata2 300GB HD's 16 meg cashe (1 sys disk and 1 raid comp)
4Gigs OCZ ram (low latency of 2)
(2 cards) BFG 7800 GT OC 256 megs in SLI
550W Antec true power
Win 64 bit xp pro
I hope this SLI setup is for games and not someone's advice telling you SLI will improve viewport/screen redraws in the apps you mentioned? I'm almost positive SLI does nothing for the apps you mentioned.