Yeah, I am going to sleep on it tonight, may make a purchase tomorrow. I'd order the dual probe immediately if I ordered the SI3.
This is kinda what I have right now for my pro/con list, feel free to weigh in on any of them with your thoughts. Just some things I am considering...
SI3 with auber - shipped cost for everything a bit over $900
Pros: SS racks included, slightly larger racks, long cord, goes down to 100 degrees, big castors, cost
Cons: only goes up to 250, not as efficient as CS, questions about smoke production from some of the threads I have been reading and people switching to AMNSP, high shipping fee, chip screen not included
SM045 - shipped $1200 from Charcoalstore, shipped well over $1300 from CS directly.
Pros: Controller built in from factory, will work with chips with no additional cost, comes highly recommended, goes up to 300 degrees (planning to do chicken regularly, how handy is this really?), seems like I won't have to do any drilling on this one to get more air or add probes (not a big issue, but does mean I am set to go as soon as I get it)
Cons: smaller castors, non SS racks, price, will ordering it from charcoalstore or firecraft make a difference for any warranty issues
SM025 - shipped $787.50 from charcoal store, over $900 shipped from CS
Pros: Same as sm045
Cons: Same as sm045, but also smaller size