Hi, I'm a serious HL2DM player looking for some help to get the most out of what i have. After getting 2 8800GTS 512 i discovered my mobo does not support sli. I have been looking for ways to patch the X38 chipset on my Maximus Forumula SE mobo to overcome this to no avail. If anyone has any ideas on that issue it would be greatly appreciated. I'm using ntune and aisuite to overclock. Just not sure which way to go at this point. My 6 y o daughter just got out of ICU, she was just diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic so needless to say money is tight right now. I'm considering whether to upgrade my mobo or my v card. My system is stable and running smooth so i'm thinking on holding off on the mobo. That way i can continue to use what i have. Save up some $ and when time is right go big. In the mean time i'm thinking of the BFG GeForce GTX 285. Also getting the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler to go to the next step in cooling. If only I could patch the mobo i could take advantage of the sli on the two 8800's i have, alas so it goes. My system specs are below. I am still green or noobish to overclocking and system builds as this is my first. I would appreciate any constructive advice and am open to new ideas. Thanks in advance Mutant. CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Motherboard Maximus Formula SE Memory 4 GB Crucial Ballistix ddr2 800 Videocard Nvidia GTS 8800 512 Cooling Air - 7 120mm fans 1 80mm Soundcard/Speakers Supreme FXII Hard Disk Maxtor 300 GB sata PSU Coolermaster 600W Case Colormaster CM 690 Other Peripherals Tarantula n Lachesis Operating System Vista Ultimate 32 bit Comments on system mobo not sli ready D: Frame rates are consistantly 150 - 180 / sec I am looking for 250 FPS Resolution 1280 x 1024 with 21" LCD refresh rate at 60 Hz. AA at 8x, AT is 16X There are two PCI e slots and both cards fit no problem. The issue is that the ASUS mobo does not support sli. I love the tarantula, smooth as butter to borrow a phrase from EXCellR8 . Have not been happy with ATI cards and was running 2 HD 2600 XT 512 GDDR3 in crossfire.