With a $2500 budget, you can do better than that. Althing I suggest you dump $1500 on the older G73 with crossfire 5870s (faster than the 460m, so I have no idea why ASus sis that), and dump another $500 on 2 256GB SSDs, put them in raid0 and you're good to go.
This is like the third thread I have read you saying that the G73JH has Xfire MR5870s. STOP! No Asus G73.. has xfire or SLI, you are spreading miss-information.
Now I do agree that a single MR5870 will out perform the 460m by a slight margin, there are many many issues w/ the G73JH (ATI) series that have been addressed and solved in the G73JW (Nvidia).
While the MSI unit limes posted is a nice unit I have to agree with Stizuner on this one.
I've been using sager for years... Check out this badboy
Edited by Unacceptable - 1/17/11 at 10:28am