I need help choosing Graphics cards for this system was well as a matching mobo the intent is to multi-box eve and wow across 3 monitors( the two asus above and a pre-purchased one), while being able to play intense processing games on a single pre purchased monitor(32" 1920x1080 120mhz). I also intend to being running Windows & with page file disabled on this system hence the large ammount of ram. As per the note on the hard drive I do not need that amount of storage this system will need around 300gb max, i have a local file server for data files. The price for raptors seems a bit off to me
I don't know what games you're playing, but i managed to get Windows 7 + WoW on a 30GB SSD, so it loads very fast. Maybe you can arrange budget for this, if only on your "main rig" which is your master pc in the multiboxing chain.
Out of curiousity, what MMO are you playing and what software do you use to synchronise the user input?
I 3 box EQ on my rig on a single 23" monitor. As someone mentioned, I don't think you can run 3 monitors off of an SLI or Crossfire set up. My understanding was you gave up the option for multi monitors with SLI\Crossfire, but I haven't tried it as my 2nd monitor is a CRT with a different resolution. I've never boxed Eve or Wow, but in EQ, a simple alt-tab brings up the next box. (Although I must admit it can get confusing with 3).
Just an FYI, I forget how the 260's stack up to 2 4770's in Crossfire, but I do get some video lag with spell effects turned up. It's still playable, but annoying. Howeverm the 260's may be enough of an upgrade to offset.
You didn't list a PSU. Already have one? If so, what is it?