I tend to avoid SLI for a number of reasons. Some people might disagree, but nevertheless...
The 8800GT is a know heat box, which is issue one right there, especially if you're going to be running two of them.
What would I do if I were you? Wait until December 3rd and pick up a single g92 GTS (the new iteration of the GTS line, based on the same core as the 8800GT, but with all the goodies unlocked). It will undoubtedly surpass the 8800GTX, and probably the Ultra as well, especially if they release the 1 gig version at launch (fingers crossed).
I just got word (unconfirmed) that the g92 GTS is being pushed back until a week and a half later, around 13-14th of December. That said, I really can't comment on availability. If you want one, I'd be right there on New Egg at the day of release.
Where did this new information come from? Everywhere I'm seeing (also unofficial) still says 12/3/07, has anything official been released?
Not that I'm doubting you, I would just like to see something official.
Thanks, man. Looks like I'll be checking as it gets closer for the official date.
Do you happen to know how/when/where the official date will be released? Will it come from Nvidia first? Or would I be better off looking somewhere like Newegg for their release date?
I'm asking those exact same questions myself. I'm pretty sure that within a few days of the release places like Tom's, etc, will be lighting up with the info. Normally reviewers, etc, get copies of new cards before the release date, so they can release their benchmarks on the release date. They generally pass the information down to us plebs.