dude i am in india hear the card price are crazy
and u think spending 45 grands on three 9800GTX is not crazy?
The 4870X2 will be priced at Rs 30 to 35,000 ...much less than what three 9800GTXes cost. and one 4870X2 is hugely a better solution than Tri SLI. Wait till September and get it.
PS: In India for $600 (Rs 24,000) you would get only one single 4870 .... three 9800GTX and 4870X2 would be way over your budget (read above)