I'm trying to put together a system that can handle huge amounts of graphic data. Textures, Renderings, Motion animation. Typical software I will be using includes 3dtext, Maya?, Photoshop (adobe) and other like software including Coral. Gaming animation, creation. Most of this software does the mathmatical calculations for you, however, multithreading is a concern with the intel chip qx9650. And the graphic cards available for the "crossfire" have limited memory compared to the SLI 8800GT series. And even though in the near future the graphics card (Radeon)memory is going to expand, there is no time date stamp for the use of ddr4. The upgrade will utilize ddr3 on the upcoming graphics cards. From the information I have consumed in the last 3 weeks, I still believe that the intel 9000 series with the ATI structure is the way I want to go. But I do believe that the Nvidia 8000GT and Ultra is of right now, the absolute best card for graphics. So, hence my original question, which card for which board. And as for the board 8 gig of ddr3. Hoping to run Windows xp 2.0+ with 64 bit driver. What do you think?