Originally Posted by eggdrop
So, are 460's SLI worth getting over the 470? What motherboards support tri SLI?
I'm assuming that since this a specialty board for 3D its ok to talk about any hardware for a 3D setup. The 460 SLI is a great combo and is more powerful than a single 480. However, right now the consensus (as I see it) is that a 470 SLI is the best high power value. SLI 480's are expensive, fun to have, but overkill at the moment
for a single monitor. There are 465's that other threads discuss possibly unlocking into 470's for $199 at newegg. My recommendation for 470's would be non-reference or aftermarket cooling. You can get a 470 now, really enjoy 3D gaming, and SLI later. Which leads us to the next topic, motherboards.
3-Way SLI boards come in many arrangements. Don't worry about x16 vs x8, that has tested to be a non-issue. http://hardocp.com/article/2010/08/1...16x16_vs_x16x8
Gigabyte has many 3-Way SLI boards, their cheapest being the GA-X58A-UD3R(around $200). MSI has the Big Bang X-Power(around $300). And ASUS has the Rampage III Extreme(around $370). There are many others, but that is a good point to start comparing the different options the boards offer.