I've decided that I wont go Quad-SLI with the machine build I'm considering...it pretty much every game the 7950 GX2's seem to hold their own with just the one card.
I'm going to go with a bargain Gigabyte board and just o/c the hell out of some Conroe, this will keep my monitor driven for awhile until the next batch of parts comes out.
In doing quite a bit of reading on this since I've mentally committed myself to building this box, and I'm seeing that Quad-SLI...well...just ain't worth the money. Its probably a result of VERY immature drivers, but going from 1 board to SLI is definately worth it, particularly when you jack up the resolutions. But going to Quad....I'm just not seeing alot of benefit.
I've read quite a bit of reviewing......and the concensus seems to be that even with Quad-SLI driving uber high resolutions, there isn't enough Ooomph in the GPU's to play the game effectively.
Like..Quad-SLI would be great...if they were overclocked 7900 GSX chips in there all paired up...but you know, to each his own...
I just need to figure out how much I gotta spend on Ram (Crap that stuff is expensive as hell...Ram was dirt cheap for so long and then BOOM! Performance Ram goes through the roof!)....and then I think I'll be on my way to a new machine build.
The only thing holding me back right now is there are no PC games I own right now that require the horsepower....I'm in a bit of a PC game lull at the moment.