I'm working my ass off and selling a lot of things I own just to build a comp that is 1200 and 300 left over for my Fiance to go shopping with so I don't feel bad for making a computer. Its hard but if you want the latest and greatest it costs quiet a bit. You no I'm like most people who just want to go ahead and buy the latest technology thinkin I won't have to upgrade for 5 years or even 10. Because its not even fathomable for me to think anythign that would require this kind of hardware, except maybe advanced 3D Engineering. SLI is the best bet right now because it will make it easier for people to adapt to the advancments of technology and software. I've been a tech buff but this is the first time I'm actually getting into hardware and software and building my own PC. Thinkin bout tryin to a Bach. in Computer Hardware Engineering, ifno tech, or somethign along those lines because it is the only thing that really keeps my attention and that my brain absorbs. Wow I guess that was off topic, but thanks to the DH comunity I can make informed decisions about hardware and software without being biased to one brand or another. I think Nvidia is the best way to go as of right now.