Thanks for the info SidVicious, i am using a 17" LG, at a "lower" res, what i will do is go for the card, but only get one, that way i have the chance to upgrade latter down the road.
Seriously. You are running a 17" monitor and want to do SLI???
Fyi, I have a Dell 2407fpw, run it at 1920x1200 with all effects enabled except very high anti-aliasing, and find that a SINGLE Ati x1900xt is adequate. Worst frame rates in FEAR were around 30fps. Getting two cards would be nice in my situation but not necessary. Better to avoid the potential problems with SLI or Crossfire, and also to wait for the DX10 cards before committing a lot of money to the graphics.
If a single card can drive games at 1920x1200, why would you need SLI for gaming at something like 1024x768?