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For those of you folks out there please take note that the 8800's are power hogs and require their own “dedicated” 12v/18 amp rail for each card. If you don't have this for one or even 2 of them you will loose some serious performance. Double check your power supplies for sure on those. Most SLI certified power supplies only come with one dedicated. If it isn't SLI certified I would be sure to double check the specs.

I only know this because I found out the hard way.

Also with the “dual card” setup if you run it in SLI mode you can only use one monitor (in case you have dual monitor setup). Non-SLI would enable all 4 ports or run as 2 stand alone cards. If you don't put it into SLI mode your wasting the 2nd card. Also some programs/games will not run in SLI mode. I think JO is one of them. nVidia has a link somewhere on their chaotic site of known problems with SLI mode games.

Here is a link to nVidia's site about SLI cards and required power, etc. They go over the factors in much greater detail.
http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_howtobuild_2.html

Jaws I looked into your PSU and it is SLI certified but “SLI certs” are a gray area since there are so many cards that can be put into SLI mode. Yours says it does have a dedicated 12v rail but does not list the amps. The amp rating is only given to the chain 12v (SATA, Molex, floppy, etc). That one is listed to be 41 amps.

In any case congrats! If you have questions just ask. I still have a lot of info on the 8800 cards I can pass on.