I started getting the itch to upgrade my rig recently, and last night I believe I parted together what I believe to be a pretty nice gamer setup. I almost bought the GTX 280, I actually did make the purchase, but reluctantly cancelled the order before it processed. It's just too much money for a single video card... but what about 3 cards I wondered.
Fast forward, I'm putting about $2,000 worth of system guts into my cart. Triple SLI Gamer Rig specs:
Okay, so it's a little bit over $2k but I'm sure there is a combo deal on NewEgg.com and then the MIB's which would lower this price a bit. I plan on using my current Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case and cheapy Lite-on DVD-RW Drive from my current system. I was also thinking of using the upcoming Geforce 9800 GTX+'s in this build when they come out in a couple weeks since I need to wait for another paycheck anyway to afford this setup.
What do you think? Waste of money... or good deal?
I would crossfire considering it will cost less than doing sli. I would change psu and a mobo to a X48 (Rampage Formula) to pair with the Q9450. The Maximus 2 Formula is out I believe and apparently overclocks well, but if you are using crossfire, you properly should go with the X48 for running both cards at pci-e x16 slots