My plans with this build is to have a 3d Gaming Rig. Don't really know much about the 3d stuff and want to know if this setup is good for the job. I am also aware that I need the Nvidia 3d Vision Kit which I will get later on down the road.
Unless you already have the monitor. It is easily not worth the money. Judging by the avatar, I assume you want Nvidia? Sorry its been awhile and I can't quite remember if you liked Nvidia or were open to both. Judging by the preference, you're pretty set on EVGA.
In all honesty, Mjmjpfaff is right. Go with 560 Ti SLI, it'll perform way better plus it costs just about the same. The 580 just runs way to hot and loud AND power hungry. 2 560 Ti's run way cooler, are way quieter, and they consume less power. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ...
This'll perform at the level of a 570, so get 2 and you have SLI 570 performance basically.
the mobo is 16/8 when in sli....is that fine? Do I really need the MSI brand cuz im not to big on that whole chrome look. Kinda want to keep the same design of the 580 i posted.....hmmm though decisions.....also need some reassurance that those cards will fit in the antec 900 two v3 case....i'm assuming they are smaller than the 580. Is 850 enough to power 560ti sli?
Also the reason I went with that RAM is the blue color to it....just wanted blue since everything else was...but I dont mind a little red.
^ yes 16x/8x is fine for SLI, that mobo is actually a bit expensive, but you like EVGA so, meh.
You don't NEED to go MSI, though it is one of the best coolers for the 560, EVGA coolers are basically reference and run a bit hotter (more than just "a bit" hotter). Just recommending the best 560 Ti IMO.
As for the fitting in the case, well if the case can fit a single 580, it'd fit 560 Ti SLI easy. 850 is more than enough for the 560 Ti SLI.
BTW here is an idea of what'd you see.
6970 CF vs 580 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/298?vs=305
The 570 SLI doesn't work but the 6970 is fairly close to the 570's performance, a bit weaker.
I say the 570, because an OC'd 560 Ti @ 900mhz = a 570.
Ok cool. You sold me on the 560ti sli. Ill try and look for another instead of the msi that resembles the 580 model @ 900mhz. Unless their is something so special about the msi one that makes it stand apart from the rest.
Also I dunno much bout 3d. All of this will work for 3d correct? Does it depend on motherboard chipset?
If possible. You could get it off me on Amazon. It's the same price as Newegg and still gives you 20$ MIR, but you just get it from a different seller. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ...
It'd really help with my next upgrade (AM3+) If you don't want to I don't mind.
So with the Asrock mobo its 8/8 dual when in sli use...the evga is 16/8 in sli...will there be much of a difference?
Also the MSI 560ti OC looks quite bulky. Will this cause a problem with either MSI or EVGA mobo? Don't know how much problems could occur if sitting right on top of another or being to big that I can only put one in beacuse it may cover the other slot to much.
Almost all cards are dual slot now, The 580 you chose is also a dual slot. Most MB's are designed to SLI/CF 2 dual slot cards so you won't have any problems there. 8x/8x vs 16x/8x is barely a difference, if any it is probably 1%.