I'm trying to pick a sound card and a graphics card for my current build in progress and was hoping for some advice from your collective grey matter For the graphics cards I can't choose between 2 * Sapphire OC 4890 @ 390.48 from Scan or 2 * Asus 275 @ 375.76 from Scan (don't fancy the Pallit exhausting into my case) I definitely want 2 smaller cards linked after this months buyers guide claiming "dual GPU cards like the Radeon HD 4870 X2 and the GeForce GTX 295 couldn't hold a candle to a pair of Nvidia's mid range cards in SLI" Now in my head the pros and cons of each are that the 4890 can't fold, is quite hot and noisy, but I'll be honest I wear the red colors when it comes to picking a graphics card, plus its only very slightly slower. As for the 275, I get folding, peace and quiet, and is it worth the extra money? I don't know the how well SLi and CrossFire scale comparatively, anyone who does? Also how hot is "quite hot" from for the 4890, I don't want mass heat dumped into my case particularly. For the sound card it's between Asus Xonar D2X @ 93.15 from Scan or Creative X-Fi Titanium Pro @ 100.15 from Scan Now I know there general consensus is creative equals poor driver support, but I plan to run Win7 on my new build, and in this case the X-Fi does have 7 drivers out where as the Xonar doesn't. I don't fancy waiting till mid October to have proper quality audio coming out of my computer even if that means settling for a 'slightly' worse card. My audio collection is 6,000 FLAC's + 12,000 V0's playing through Logitech Z-2300's so quality is everything here, oh and the PC does have a blu-ray drive so hi-def audio is required there too. Can anyone pick out of those? Oh and if anyone wants to dream up something entirely different, my gfx budget is 400 and my audio budget is 100, give or take a wee bit if somethings amazing. Cheers in advance guys.