|6800 GT SLI can break 10k on 3Dmark05 with overclocking
Thats it? That is a LOT of money, power consumption, noise and heat, to hit that number.
My little laptop provides totally acceptable minimum fps, but does so at a lower cost than most SLI gaming rigs, makes about as much noise as a single GPU fan, and using a 70w PSU.
Personally, I don't use my desktop for gaming at all any more. In the past I had six PC's (350w-500w psu's with 40 total cooling fans!). I used PC's running linux for everything. Today I have one desktop. I have replaced server functions with cheap, quiet, low power appliances for firewalls, network attached storage, proxy server, pvr and vpn gateways. Three laptops perform the interactive computing, and the remaining desktop runs VMware sessions for virtual machine replacements of physical servers. Its amazing how quiet, cool, and uncluttered my office is now.
And I can't tell any difference in my gaming, its just as good as it was before.