Originally posted by emig647Heh you love something you haven't used yet?
SLI is a great idea. But IMO it needs to be greatly improved to be worth the money... to where 2 SLI 6600gt's will be a 6800gt. I think a lot of people are in that position. They want the performance before they will buy it. Developers are going to ignore it (not all but most) until it is mainstream among consumers. Sure rendering farms would like it. But developers dont' develop for very few customers like that.
... overall its the "feeling of upgradeability" that i have with my pc system. my mouse and keyboard is from like 10 years ago, i kid you not. hard disk from few months ago. cpu and graphics and mobo and ram from few weeks ago, dvdrom drive from a 1 month ago to boot mac os x.4.0 (long story).
eBay in malaysistan is there but hasn't taken off yet and the market for 2nd hand computer stuff is very small or simply hard to complete the sale.
at the end of the day, i just like the idea of being able to pop in another video card (i'm happy with that specific MSI model) if i want to, a dvd-writer, or drop in an Athlon 64fx, or Athlon x2, or more/faster ram, or a sataII ncq hard disk....
seeing that my other mac is my dad's iBook g4 and i've possibly violated the warranty modding in a 5400rpm notebook drive, this is a less risky way to tinker with stuff.
If i had a powermac G4 and good access to G4 parts resellers, or i was in the USA at the moment, then yes, no worries, i would be fooling around with upgrading my powermac g4. but in terms of cost and availability, living here in south east asia at the moment, it's pc/windows/linux geektime for me when my dad's using his iBook
you have a very salient point about value, so that's how i've hedged my bets, a SLI and non-SLI board is not that great a price difference. who knows, maybe by middle of next year manufacturers may have a bundle of two 7800gt(not gtx) which may be less than one 7900 or 8000 gtx or whatever
okay okay here's my twisted analogy, since we're on the topic. depends what you're into. would you prefer to have sex with one really really hot person, or two somewhat hot twins