Is it over kill to go with SLI on a system that is going to do a lot of graphical work such as Photoshop? Or MS Publisher?
2 PCIe card is 16x but if you put 2 in the board, then the slots drop to 8x.
I need a system that is HELLA fast.
I bought the following and have the parts IN MY HAND waiting on this thread to do the build:
MSI P6n DIamond Board (was told the 680i was VERY VERY good and stable)
4 sticks of 1 1GB DDR2 PC2-8500. This is the Ballistix high speed ram.
2 75GB WD 10k RPM Raptor Drives, SATA. These will be RAID Striped for performance.
2 7200RPM 500GB SATA for storage.
2 SLI XFX 6800 GTS Graphics cards
And the Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU. 3Ghz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333 Mhz FSB.
I need this thing to sing... will this work? Should I use both video cards or just one and refund the other?