Quad Core / SLI $1600 budget.

First off I apologize if the formatting is a little weird, I've been using the same template across a few forums to gather information.

More or less, I'm attempting a full build with a budget of around $1600. From various places, and not using Bing's cashback setup, I'm currently at around $1540. A monitor is required for this build.

Hoping I can get some feed back. Positive or negative, both are welcome. If I'm completely off base with something, feel free to let it fly. I don't want to screw this build up, so I'm really hoping to nail it down on the first try.

Microcenter currently has the CPU for $199, and Amazon has the Cooler for around $34

Thanks again in advance to all willing to take a look.
* CPU Primary Choice::Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
* GPU Primary Choice / GPU Secondary Choice :GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit x2. Yes, SLI setup
* Motherboard Primary Choice:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
* PC Case Primary Choice:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel
* Ram amount and Configurations:G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
* Power Supply Unit:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V
* Hard Drive Size:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
* Cooling Options (Fans, Water Cooling, etc..):COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
* Monitor Size / Max Resolution:ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor
* Sound Card: N/A
* TV/PVR Card or Device: N/A
* Mouse/Keyboard: N/A
* Operating System (include 32 or 64bit): Windows 7 64b Ultimate
* Cosmetic Designs (Paint, Windows, Lights, Thermal Gauges):
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  1. *How To Ask For New Build Advice*
    At 1st glance for a gaming rig, a GTX 460 config is fine but certainly not at your price point @@
  2. I love it... I actually came across an article that two GTX460's were faster than one GTX480... in addition both together consume less power and run cooler than one GTX480 - I wouldnt change a thing on taht build... I think you nailed it!

    Don't forget thermal grease... get some Arctic Silver 5! its like $8 bucks for a tube that will last for lots of builds.
  3. Really amazing that two GTX460s were scaling up to 98% increase over a single card... but averaging about 85% increase with the 2nd card. That's pretty remarkable
  4. Excellent. I appreciate the feedback. As to the mention of a 460 rig versus the price point, I have to apologize to the formatting once again, I'm hoping you saw this includes 2x 460, and the 1GB 256b versions as opposed to the 768 192b.

    I will attempt to clean up the formatting here shortly.
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