Here is my system build so far:
HAF 912+ Midi Tower Case (High Air Flow)2 x 200mm Coolermaster Megaflow Fans (Front & Top)1 x 120mm Case Fan (Rear)1 x 140mm Case Fan (Side)Intel iSeries i7 930 Processor (Plan to OC to 4.2GHz)Coolermaster V6GT CPU Cooler Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R MotherboardCorsair TX650W PSUSo my plan at the end of the month is to get 2 x Western Digital 'Caviar Black' 1TB hard drives and put them in RAID 0. I am also looking at getting either the Dominator GT 2000MHz Ram or some ram of equal speed and quality and either a LG DVD/RW or Sony DVD/RW. Now my problem lies in what graphics card to get, I've had a look at a lot of benchmarks, videos and forums and from what I can gather the best bang for buck is the GTX 460 768MB version in SLi, BUT, I am worried that my PSU may not be able to handle the SLi, SO, I have also been looking at the Sapphire AMD ATi Radeon HD5870 'Vapor-X' Card. I am fully open to suggestions and my budget for the graphics card(s) is between £250 and £350 any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Used http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine and with 2 GTX 460's and a 4.2ghz overclock you're looking at 550-600w. This all depends on the CPU vcore. I calculated with it at 1.35v which should be doable.
However your power supply is not on Nvidia's list for SLIing two GTX 460's.
I like the ASUS GTX570 that I just got. No need for SLI at all. It runs things without problems and is priced at about $350.00 for one that's slightly overclocked. Your Power Supply would handle it without problems too.
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I like Neil's suggestion. It also gives you more room for upgrading in the future as it can to tri-sli, vs just the 2x Sli with the 460.
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