I'm debating between gtx 460/465/470 sli to enable 3 display gaming. This will be done on my sig rig, which will have the third display replaced with a matching samsung 2343 bwx monitor, and the PSU replaced with an HX750 if necessary. The problem is I was just told my mobo can't do sli.
I looked at Microcenter CPU prices, and the i5 750 is $170 and the i7 930 is $200. I can also get an NVidia AMD mobo, but I'm leaning toward the Intel solution at this point.
So I have two decisions to make- which gpus will enable smooth frames at high IQ settings across a 7144x1152 display area, and what to do about the CPU/mobo situation.
I'd prefer to keep the cost under $1000 not including the PSU and LCD. What should I do?
you'd probably be served best with the i5 solution, as the nvidia amd boards don't really do to well, since AMD and nvidia are throwing punches at each other, and for gaming an 930 isn't really necessarily, unless your looking for 3 way sli, but i'd probably go with the 470's just for the extra memory, which could really make a difference, gaming on 3 monitors,
if you think that route is too expensive, go for the 460's which pretty much make the 465 completely pointless product, even at stock the 460 bet the 465 most of the time, and overclocked, it's beats it by alot, even matching 470's at stock