Moderators Note: This thread eventually lead to a PSU debate which contains valuable discussion that would be difficult to find if you were just doing a forum search, so in an effort to make that information more avaiable I've removed most of that discussion from this thread and have it contained in Debate on PSU requirements of nvidia 8800 GT/GTS cards. -SNGX1275 Well my friend has told me he will be getting a new computer sometime soon so he thought that the idea of getting 2x 8600 GT in SLi would be the best preforming for under 300$ I told him that 1, 8800 GT would blow that away and It costs about the same or even less than the 2x 8600. He seems pretty keen on wanting the 2x 8600 GT's no matter what I tell him, from things like the 8800 will melt my computer or how much more expensive it is or how 2x 8600's in SLi will get better performance. Can anyone correct me if I'm wrong about this, or would someone care to shed some insight on this. I do look at computers a lot and love to build them and look at all the new stuff coming out and there specs and all that so I'm not really a noobie, I have been looking at each of those cards specifications and the 8800 seems like it would be much faster but I'm not very familiar with SLi so I'm not sure how much It would effect the performance. I don't want him to get ripped off because either way he will be paying 300$ for a video card(s). BTW he has about 800$ max for this new computer, I chose all this stuff out for him in the picture below, YES I KNOW INTEL IS "BETTER" even though its not always true... But I chose AMD because It is much cheaper and still preforms really good. You might be able to change my mind though If you can get an E6000+ Intel processor running at 2.5 GHZ without over clocking for the same price range as AMD. Thanks a lot!