New Gaming System

I am in the process of planning to upgrade my system. I am unsure whether or not I should go with a SLI configuration or not. The decision I am having a difficult time with is this. Should I just spend the cash for the top notch graphics card today? Or should I spend nearly the same amount of money and buy two lower performing cards and run them in SLI mode? Will the SLI solution offer me better overall graphics performance and provide more longevity than buying a single card? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!

I am thinking this:

ABIT AN8 SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4
(2) eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT CO SE 256MB GDDR3 PCI E16
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz HT Socket 939
2GB DDR400 timing 2-2-2-6 Corsaid XMS

Non SLI thoughts:
Geforce 7800 GTX
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz HT Socket 939
ABIT AN8 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4
use my ddr400 from my existing system
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  1. I meant to post this on the homebuilt section. Sorry
  2. Would depend on your gaming preferences. What res do you game at, what games and do you HAVE to have all of the eye candy enabled?

    I think you'd be happy with a single 7800GT, but if you want to drop the dough, then go GTX OR get one of the new 7900s or 1900 series.
  3. Get a 7900GT over a 7800GT.

    And get a dual core. Better to have two slightly slower cores(that you can OC anyway) than just one. Newer stuff is gonna use it so build for the future. Don't know if you care but I know Elder Scrolls IV will use it.
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