Originally Posted by monkey300012
Thanks! Well, first of all, gaming. But I'm planning to major in some sort of computer related field, so it'd be nice to have the potential to really just multitask and all. I'm somewhat interested in water cooling; and am considering SLI. I'm looking at a single GTX470 right now, but seeing that there's the GALAXY GTX460 for $140, I might consider dueling them.
Well if you have the extra bones go for the 2600K, HT is pretty nice when it comes to multitasking (as long as the programs your using are multithreading applications that is
I haven't looked much into the P67 motherboards yet as I'm not going to be investing in the platform but I've always had good experiences with Gigabyte and this board will run SLI at x16 x8. I couldn't tell you if this is the best bang for your buck, hopefully someone else will jump in a give a better recommendation.
Wow, GTX460's have really dropped in price
, I bought mine for $240 USD.
I love my 460's, they max any game I throw at them (including Metro 2033 and Crysis), although most people say buy the best single card you can get and then later down the road upgrade. With that said, 460 SLI will beat a single 570 (by a little bit) but you now have the option to upgrade when you need more horse power. The main draw back I have with my 460's is my board didn't separate the PCI-e slots enough so they are right on top of each other. My top card gets significantly warmer then the bottom one and limits how much I can overclock them. If I were you I would get a 570 or if your budget allows it a 580.