Wow, what a difference experience can make, I've got some more research to do. Thanks for the advice that is great advice. one question though, why did you choose the gtx 470 instead of 2x 460 in sli (I'm guessing price) or a HD 5850 (future expansion?)?
Also, how much speed total is lost with the change to the gtx 470?
looks good .the 470 will max just bout anything on your current monitor.the sli 460's are bout 15% faster but what are you gonna buy after the 460's? The most they can do is 2 way sli.so if you want something to upgrade maybe you could find another 470 if you want more power the powers supply will handle 2 470's fine or you could even put 3 on that board but you would need a bigger power supply and in current standings the 470 is almost as quick as a 5870