Well ASUUS STRIKER EXTREME is the most expensive SLI board , but there are other solid boards like EVGA 680i or ASUS P5N32-E SLI or ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS , which have same features but @ lower cost(STRIKER has some extra features which wont be useful like LCD POSTER.....) , well i recommend SLI , if u play @ 1920x1200 or higher , if u dont then get that IP35 PRO its a solid board
yeah, i wouldnt mind SLI in the future but my monitor is a 19'' CRT that supports 1600x1200 and i think my 8800GTS should be okay for now. I am a very big fan of Abit boards so i am leaning towards that, but the evga 680i would be my second decision. based on my monitor thou, what shall i do?
If you are running 1600x1200 with an 8800GTs you don't need to worry about SLI as you won't see big improvements at that level.
& by the time that you would be ready to buy a 2nd 8800GTS there will probably be a a new gfx card model that will beat 8800GTS SLI anyway ...
Personally, I would buy an IP35 Pro now (indeed I have done so ...).