I'm building a pc for a friend (it's going to have a quad-core 2.83Ghz CPU and 8GB RAM, tehwoot =]), and I would like to know what peoples opinions are when it comes to getting two older graphics cards (SLI) vs 1 newer one. The 2 older graphics cards I had in mind have the following specs:
The GTX 275 will be faster, and you don't have to mess with SLI.
Not all games benefit from SLI, so if you have one them, you basically are running with 1 9800GT.
2 cards means more heat, and more noise.
Later say next year if you feel you need more, you can SLI another GTX, and they will be much less money by then, and you are good to go for another year.