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SLI and Graphics like Photoshop, a good thing?

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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?
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unless your running over 1900x1600 on your screen you wont really see much of a perfomace gain from SLI. the rest is good tho.
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