Seriously, I still go for a game of Quake III now and then and take Star Craft out for kicks. Hah, I hear you there. I'd still kick up a multi-player of Q1.. classic. I agree with you on Sli.. but it's been tempting me more and more lately. I don't run any games above 1280*1024, but even some games like FEAR and Quake IV on max settings can lag from time to time. We are definitely coming to a time where SLi need is becoming more evident. Well.. not need per se, but for those who want it the high quality and smoothness, it's there. Is there a specific reason you want a 3800+ Venice? The 3800+ is cheaper, and is almost identical except it has 1MB L2 Cache. You may even be better off going for one of the 146 S939 Opterons, that will keep up the that CPU, but costs almost half as much. In my personal opinion, I'd get rid of the 3800+ Venice, and get a San Diego or Optie, and then use that $100 you save to get a 2GB kit of memory instead, since they are getting cheaper and cheaper.