PARTS PREFERENCES: I'm a Nvidia fanboy but could be persuaded to ATI. I do have my eye on the Gigabyte/nvidia gpu's.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking for best bang for buck, future-ish proof and hopefully not too loud. The 8800GT's have served me well and are still going, so I'm in no rush to replace them, they were a great buy when i picked them up 5 odd years ago ><. I'm not sure if I should look at 2x 660Ti's, a 670 or 680 as a single card solution, or go an ATI card or 2. Maybe I should wait for the next generation of GPU's? I'm quite patient to wait out a little longer before the purchase.
What would you consider doing? discussion would be great as my head is just bouncing around too many variables.
I would say either one Radeon 7970 or two 660ti's. One 660ti is not far behind a gtx 670 or 680, and with two you would have a beast of a computer. The 7970 is marked lower than the gtx 680 in benchmark tests but in real gaming applications it beats the 680.