Not really working on a set budget. Just trying to find the best parts available then trying to find great deals on those parts. So far ive gotten the power supply, i7-930, and two 5770 for around $350. So I am just trying to decide which items I should be keeping an eye on to get next.
ASUS's don't have any pathways interfering with the Crossfire setup. From what I can tell, the Gigabyte board doesn't have any issues either.
Unless you're water cooling, I would look at P6X58D-E rather than P6X58D Premium. Save yourself $60-70.
why get two 5770s when you can get one 5850 or 5870 and have the ability to crossfire in the future. you should never crossfire at the begining of a set up. you end up spending more money. buying two 5770s then two more 5850s or 5870s or you can't aford it and end up playing games on the lowest settings. so for now buy one good card.
Because I got the two 5770s for $130?
Like I said, I am looking for high quality parts then looking for good deals on awesome parts that would fit in this build. Might take a bit longer but I will have fun doing it.