Thermaltake Silver Armor
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Corsair TWINX 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800MHz
2 x WD Caviar 250GB
1 x Seagate Barracuda 750GB
Epsilon FSP FX700
Now, its been showing me some good stuff for 3 years. I still don't get much lag on most games if I turn them down just a bit. I've been really impressed. But I'm starting to feel like stepping up a bit, maybe tide myself over for another 12-18 months, and continue to give myself the ability to game the way I'm used to.
Now, I game at 1680x1050, the graphics card charts show that I'll be pretty baller with that graphics setup. I realize my CPU will be the bottleneck (if one exists), but I can live with that. It's still a very capable CPU according to the 2008 Q3 charts.
I am left with two questions:
1) Will my PSU be enough to run the SLI? Since it only has 2 6-pin cables, I will need to plug two adapters to my molex cables.
2) Is it worth it?
If I don't need to touch the PSU, I think it will be a good deal, but if I have to shell out 200 bones for a new PSU, suddenly I'm pushing a 450 dollar upgrade and maybe it isn't so worth it anymore.
$180 seems expensive for an outdated 8800. You might consider just replacing the 8800 with a card you can then move into a new motherboard when you decide to take that step. Right now the choices would be a 5770 which is 50% faster than the 8800 and costs about $170 new or a 5850 at $300 which will be at least as fast as two 8800s in SLI.