I have done quite a bit of reading and it seems quite a few games ( most ) don't take advantage of using a 3rd card. Just wanted your opinions on this. It's going to be a while before I even start buying / building anything again , but I'm just trying to get a grasp on some of this stuff. I wanted to just go with a regular Sli on my next build , with possibly using the third slot on ( asus Maximus ) for a really good sound card. I want to use this new rig not only for gaming , but I'll use it as a home stereo as well. If I got two descent Nvidia cards and a sound card , would the Maximus be a good choice for this? I also would like to stay with just two cards for the cost....as a 3rd card is just to much money for what I want to spend. BTW....thanks to all you guys who helped me out through that big computer mess a couple weeks ago. It was really appreciated.