My choice is to pick as high as I dare go from this list -> http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/02/04/best_cards_february_2008/
Given the headaches of SLI and power (single vs multiple rail debates are ongoing), I'm backing the single card camp.
I am finalizing a gaming computer which thus far the components are:
-EVGA LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel E8400 Processor
-COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution (comes with 1000W power supply)
-CORSAIR XMS2 4GB(2 x 2GB)
-Western Digital Caviar 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
-SAMSUNG 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
My dilemma is I am thinking of running two vid cards in SLI (EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB) or buying a single vid card (EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS 512MB.
Are these decent choices? Its only a $100 more to run those 2 cards in SLI, but will the performance be worth it? Or should I buy the single card and buy another later and run in SLI if need be?
I will be forever grateful for your wisdom!