ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3

I have a ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 and some other goodies in the basket at NewEgg. But, before i pull the trigger, I have a question please:

Will this MB run my existing 2 EVGA GTX 480 graphics cards at 2 X SLI AND also my EVGA GTX 280 as a dedicated Physx card?

Your kind advice is appreciated. If it's a go - I immediately whip out the VISA card and flow some significant goodness to my new gaming riggage:

(if you see any bad choices below feel free to point them out.)

ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
i7 2600k
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
NZXT HAVIK-140 CPU Cooler w. Dual 140mm Fans
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - as cache - thus the Z68
Corsair 1000 watt PS
LG Black Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 12x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter SATA WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - OEM
PLEXTOR Internal DVD Super Multi Black SATA Model PX-L890SA LightScribe Support

and my existing graphics kit: (assuming this works.)
GTX 480 2 X sli
GTX 280 dedicated Physx

thank you very much
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  1. Yes that gpu setup will work. But some issues with other components. Is that the vengeance with high heatsinks? If so, it will have issues fitting any decent heatsink. 60gb+ ssd is better without ssd caching(which is a completely useless feature imo) which is also why intel set a 64gb limit. It is directed more for 20-30gb ssds for low budget clients.
  2. Thanks for taking the time to help me. You caught two things i completely missed.

    I didn't think about the clearance between the cpu cooler and the memory (yep the ones i selected have the fins!)

    You saved me $100 and unknown amount of swearwords :)

    I'll also buy a smaller and cheaper ssd as i don;t know the Intel caching limit. You saved me some more bucks here as well.

    May good karma flow your way.
  3. I would still recommend at least a 60gb ssd and use it as a bootdrive, without srt so you will have complete control of what files use the ssd.
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