anyone else care to comment? I just ordered all my parts for my new system, E8500, EVGA 780i 3-way SLI MOBO, 4 gigs Reaper OCZ Ram, Corsair 850 watt single rail psu, Xigmatek S-1283 cooler, Antec 900, 750gig Caviar Black HD,
The only thing in question now is do i go EVGA Superclock TRI-SLI GTX260 for $555 (with rebates) or MSI Frozer SLI - GTX 275 for $518?
Well, they way i look at is, the GTX 285 is just to expensive right now (although BestBuy just had the BFG OC on sale for $297), To SLI those will cost around $650. Crysis Bench @ 1680x1050 very high is 60fps. The GTX 275 SLI will cost $520 and be somewhere between the GTX 260 & 285 SLI i'm guessing 50-55fps.
Tri-SLI 260's cost $555 crysis bench 68fps. Yeah there is no more room to upgrade them if i'm using 3 but it will look sweet in my antec case and bragging rights i guess haha...
Another thing to think about is that 3-way SLI requires more power and produces more heat.
Personally I would go with two 275's. You can always add a third 275 for 3-way or like a 9800GTX for dedicated Physx in addition to two way 275's.
I have two GTX 260's and love them. Either way you can't go wrong with Nvidia!
Your going to see bad numbers in GTx 260 tri sli.....probably about a third of what you would get with a i7. If your giong to use Triple SLI, you should DEFINETLY get a i7. I've seen yields THREE TIMES as high between this same e8500 and a i7.
Get a i7 920=$300
Evga x58 3x sli=~$300~
Ocz 6gb ddr3 platinum=$160
i dont see the point in just jumping and getting sli or even tri sli off the bat. you are kind of nerfing yourself for future upgrades. the 275 sli would be the lesser of two evils, but i think you should get like a 285 now and another when the price comes down later.