I'd recommend two X1950s instead, they offer much better visual quality, and difference in FPS is irrelevant when most monitors can't display above 75FPS anyway... besides, the X1950s are damn quiet, you won't be disappointed.
But hey, don't feel pressured or anything, when spending this much money your opinion should matter most
Thx man. But I had a bad experience once with a ati card a few years back and have never really got back to liking them, but thx for the suggestion do u know where I can take a look at a head to head comparison of the two.
5-5-5-15 are about the slowest timing numbers I've seen. You're getting top notch on everything else, why skimp on RAM?
noticed this also, ddr2-800 5-5-5-12 is by no means slow, but there are better sets out there, for your system when comparing other components i would go with atleast this 4-4-4-12(PC6400C4) timings or even there remarkable PC6400C3
Thx man , would have “skipped” on the ram but giving it another look now , there are Corsair® TwinX™ XMS™ Matched Memory Pair - 2x 1GB Modules - DDR2-800 - 6-Layer, Heat Spreader, CL 4-4-4-12 available for me.
Video Card: Last I heard, dual 7950GX2's wasn't up to snuff. Look here.
Since your getting an SLI board, I'd get one 7950GX2 for the time being. Specifically, get the XFX one. It's the highest clocked 7950GX2 you can buy. I'd wait until both ATI and NVidia have DX10 offerings on the table. Then you can decide which one to get or just get the 8800GTX when it comes out next month. I'm pretty confident that 2 8800GTX's will blow the pants off of 2 7950GX2's.
Hard Drive: Either get the Western Digital Raptors (if you have money burning a hole in your wallet) or the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Perpendicular Drives.
If you can get the FX-62 for 200 bucks then go with the AMD system. 8)