for the record, yes I know the QPI speed is 6.4 on the "extreme" but in all fairness I believe it is just a marketing strategy of Intel's to try and gain more buyers into dumping ridiculous amounts of money into the i7 965
an just so you know the GTX 295 is already a dual PCB card meaning it's already two GPUs in one card so 3-way SLI with the GTX 295 isn't possible (unless nVidia launched some sort of 6 way SLi drivers) and too be honest I only suggested the GTX 285's because they are the fastest single GPU based card out but they are in reality merely an overclocked GTX 280.
And as far as a sound card goes why not just look into the Asus Rampage Extreme as the sound card it comes with is nearly parallel in quality to the x-fi "extreme",
I'm an audiophile and the difference is in the features, the included sound card that ships with the Rampage is just repackaged version of the x-fi IMO
and you still will have room for 3 way SLi if you deem that necessary
Originally Posted by veedubfreak
Heh, dont use crysis as a benchmark for anything.
and i have to agree, The original Crysis engine isn't efficient by any means but it sure is pretty, and I play crysis all the time,
Warhead did make good strides though, now if the next installation in the series would just take advantage of TLP
and if CryTek would multi-thread it's shaders for the future generation of processors The CryEngine wouldn't receive so much grief