Finally finished off my build, and OC, and HDD setup, and i'm happy.
i7 2700k 4.6Ghz h50 push/pull 1.32v
ASRock Extreme 6 p67 mobo
4x4gb g.skill sniper ram
evga gtx 460 @ 810/3800
1x intel 520 60gig OS drive
1x intel 320 120gig games drive
1x wd blue 500gig Misc. crap / music drive
Ancient as heck antec p180 version 1.0 case
Corsair hx 620 (going on 3-4 years strong now?!?)
Everything is installed, working, running, stable (as far as I know so far)
Some of the parts are old, yes. The gtx 460 and the antec case are next to go, but everything is done, working right, and I can finally game and enjoy it. Just had to share somewhere. :). BTW, these intel drives RULE, finally I join the SSD realm.
Someone convince me not to get a new vidja card!! :) (BF3 running fine @ 1680x1050 maxed out no AA right now)
I'd post pics, but nothing is too impressive, you all know what the case looks like, no window, and the wiring is extremely hard to keep neat, as there is no cable management in the 1.0 version of the case that I have, which is totally awesome. Pretty impressed with the 2700k reaching 4.6Ghz so easily, but honestly I wish I could find a compendium on the needed voltages for the processor (PLL, etc) that would make it easier to know exactly what I should have it set to.
Haha, I think I agree with you. The gtx 460 does OC pretty well, currently at a modest 800/2000 instead of 675/1800. Right now its at about the 560 non TI levels. so, a 570 wouldn't really interest me too much, as the % gains wouldn't be as big. But, then the 570's could OC as well. HARD DECISIONS. Pretty much all I play right now is BF3, and it runs fine @ 1680x1050, everything high, 2xMSAA and 8xAF.
If it's running everything fine, as is, I don't see any real point in replacing the GPU yet - as has been said, there new cards still to come out and probably drops in current hardware pricing.
It should certainly last you for a while with just the eventual GPU upgrade when the games and/or monitor upgrade require it.