Additional Comments: My goal is to run any game at the highest possible settings. Not worried about load times but will probably add a second hard drive in raid 0 when prices are not insane. I have been reading every build article and forum post I can. I really like the great feedback I see. Any help, comments, or alternate ideas would be great.
was just going to use a cooler master hyper 212 or something, but the water cooling is not very expensive. the the antec 620 is only $72. would there be much of an overclocking difference? I picked the p67 because it was a toms hardware approved award on newegg and i dont need onboard video or a SSD. but the z68 motherboards seem to be less expensive. do you think the z68 would give me any frame rate difference?
The card you picked is 10Mhz slower than the Frozr
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:
thanks jack! that is exactly the kind of advice i was looking for. i think i will stay with the p67 mobo after reading that article. im still researching the rest of your ideas. no silver arrow on newegg or amazon : )