Hey all, I'm getting ready to spec a new gaming rig for myself and I've come upon a question I cannot find a clear answer for and wanted to get some additional feedback on. The short and simple question is: if I am not a twitch gamer and don't play a lot of or any FPS type games (no Quake, Unreal, Half Life, Doom, etc.), does it still make sense to bother with SLI/Crossfire? While I've never set one up myself, I've seen demonstrations of the difference SLI (and presumably CrossFire) can make to a system. The issue is that the games these demo stations are always being running are usually the same set of FPS-type games like the ones I mentioned above. I never see a demo of SLI running Sims 2 or Age of Mythology or Lord of the Rings II: Battle for Middle Earth. My issue is that I don't really play FPS games much or at all and that's not likely to change at this point. I play games like Heroes of Might and Magic V, Titan Quest, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and World of Warcraft. I might run a demo of Farcry or Prey once or twice just to see what all the noise is about, but I'd likely not play them on any kind of regular basis. Before getting a ton of emails stating the obvious, let me say that I realize that based on what SLI/CrossFire is/does, of course that technology will improve ANY game. Yes, I am sure that none of the games I play today, tomorrow, or next year will NOT work because SLI or CrossFire is installed, and they will clearly run better than they would with just a single card. That much goes without saying. What I am trying to get at is this: The investment in SLI-ready or CrossFire-ready cards is an additional $50 to $100 per card premium over the non-SLI/CrossFire version of the same card. Then you need a motherboard with the right chipset on it. And last but certainly not least, you need a second card to take advantage of the SLI/CrossFire technology in the first place. And yes: I have read that nVidia SLI requires two of the identical make/model of the card whereas ATI does not. Be that as it may, we're talking about a good chunk of extra change to do EITHER dual-card technology right (and by right, I mean getting high-end cards). Do the kinds of games I play warrant that extra expense (around an extra $600 +/-)? Does the value/performance curve really make sense for non-twitch games (and non-twitch gamers) the way it does for twitch games (and twitch gamers)? On top of all this, I'm probably not going to bother overclocking this system either (I'm tired of doing all that). I am willing to put as much money as I can into this system to get the best performance I can get out of the box(es) without spending hours, days, or even weeks tweaking every little setting until I can get a stable platform. Just not worth my time any more. (The only reason I am building it myself is because I know the same system from Alienware or Voodoo or one of their ilk will cost an additional $2k +/- for the same level of stuff. For the $2k, I'd rather do it myself as I have done in the past.) So back to the original question: Does SLI or CrossFire really make sense based on the kind of games I'm playing and considering that I am not going to bother overclocking anything? Will World of Warcraft really be THAT much better with a full SLI/CrossFire setup than it would with a single 7900 or X1900? Or TitanQuest? Or Dark Messiah of Might and Magic? If anyone has some thoughtful or insightful information that will help me decide, I'd appreciate reading it.