I am selling my DELL 435mt Core i7 Motherboard and my Intel Core i7 920 processor, some older 1066 ddr3 ram and video card and upgrading a few things. This is what I was thinking of upgrading to this weekend.
I was also thinking I might SLI two video cards that are like >$200 each, but for the time being I want the cpu, mobo and ram. Are those good choices? I will be overclocking the cpu a bit as well and I heard that mb is quite good for it.
I will using my computer for mainly gaming but also watching HD movies, surfing the web and stuff like that.
I don't see any issues there, i considered the Asus mobo my-self but went for the MSI (Cheaper) Make sure you get a decent aftermarkert cooler if you plan to overclock. I use a Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B 24/7 stable at 4.6ghz i can run at 5Ghz but dont like using 1.4v V core for an everyday overclock
Not sure what your best option is for SLI/Crossfire for your budget, Your prob looking at a Nvidia 460 or ATI 5850 Stil should be a very decent rig!
if you can get two 6950 2GB and unlock them to 6970 they will wipe the floor with a single 570, SLI 460's 1GB version should just nudge it out too! (I would go the 6950 Route, unless you want to get a single card and add another at a later date?)
The Asus mobo is a solid choice i doubt you will be disappointed!
I won't be able to get two 6950's what I mean was like two 6970s or gtx 550 tis or something cheaper then the cost of a 6970 or gtx 580 that would give niceee performance, like the same or near one of those cards. Maybe two 6850s or something.
i hit 7100 in 3DMark 2011 and 22,000 in Vantage, SLI 460's are on par with a 580 in most games (However due to the limited Vram in the 768MB model, using AA at high res might choke the system) If you can spare the extra and get the 1GB versions will help you out alot!
Only thing i've struggled to play is metro 2033 maxed out!!! at 1920 x 1200 4X MSAA and the witcher 2 at 1920 x 1200 (With ubersampling enabled) - Thats simply down to the fact that my 768MB cards just don't have enough VRAM.
Hmmm at lower res your prob better with a single GPU, SLI only really gets into it's stride at higher levels. 1920x 1080 and above for example. Would it be worth it? I'm not 100% sure, i think getting a single high end card would be you best bet at that resolution.