Re: Building Around a Graphics Card.
The more cores the more you can do at 1 instance of time. Which unless youre doing heavy processing, like graphics rendering, video encoding, etc, you'll not really notice much from a dual core and more.
Yes, any pci-e slotted board will do. Pretty much 99% of boards will have the slot.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig