very meh, as you could get a tri-sli GTX480 and i7 rig for that kind of money, and i usually go AMD rigs, but there is not point not to get the small amounts of extra from the i7 at this price range, and also dedicated PhysX card, maybe 16 games or so will be able to use that
Doesnt the gtx 480 suck alot of power and produce alot of heat?
So what imagine 3 and i dont like liquid cooling because of the risks.....
and i dont understand most of the answer you give
yes the GTX480 uses a lot of power, but they are the fastest single GPU cards out there (3 will usually beat 2 x 5970), and really it's only $1500 of the budget then another $250 for a good PSU to handle them leaving a lot left. And you wouldn't need liquid cooling, just a case with good airflow
and i said meh because for the budget it really isn't that fast (in terms of gaming)
idk on the EVGA (there are people who know their boards a bit better)
normally i would say that Gigabyte would be good to look at, though you would have to grad a case with 8 expansion slots (as the last pci-e slot is in the last position which is 7 meaning you would need a case with 8 slots)
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -it has 2 handles on each side for easy transportation, a fan that blows cold air from outside directly on the video cards and the design is just super, touch sensitive start button, you can check their site and watch the videos if you want.