McBrainBRB Face Melting
reply to Octavean
Re: After much deliberation, this is what I've decided Auria was my first choice because it was sold by a reputable US corporation: Microcenter. Up until now, every sale I have see of it was in store pick up, which was a no go for me.
The absolute LAST RESORT would to be run Crossfire. I'd upgrade a single card in a heartbeat before I crossfired at this point.
I made a similar post on tom's and found that as long as I wasn't running both monitors for gaming (which I won't be), that it doesn't matter what the second monitor is, as long as my primary can handle the game itself with my GPU.
Also I found some Corsair Vengeance black low profile ram that shouldn't have a problem fitting anywhere on my board...and it's like $4 more than the ram linked above.
So I reckon the consensus is to go with the i5 3570k, the extreme 4, the low profile Vengeance, and the Auria/Catleap/Shimian/Crossover equivalent. No need to worry about another GPU or any of that nonsense.
And it should honestly fall about $200 short of budget. Nice.