thanx for all the help i do appreciate it. but i think i am going to upgrade my whole platform. this is what im thinking:
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (rev. 2.0) motherboard
Intel core i7 930 processor
6 gigs 1600 mhz ram
dual Ati radeon hd5770 gpu
will all of this be compatible?
any suggestions will be helpful as i am a novice builder. ( 1500 dollar price range).
By biggest suggestion would be to at least consider one of the new GTX 460s. They are getting great reviews, and from what most benches suggest, they are on par with a GTX 465 in most applications, and even surpass it in some. Not to mention I've seen posts that suggest they overclock pretty well too.
If you can afford it, I'd even suggest to bump all the way up to a Radeon 5850 or a GTX 470. But, money doesn't grow on trees as they say =p
EDIT: Just noticed you are planning on dual 5770s. I'd still hold by my suggestion of getting one of the cards I suggested and SLI/Crossfire them as you can afford it. Dual 460s shouldn't be too much more. Not sure of the price on 5770s though.