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New Bitcoin Mining Rig Questions

I've been mining on my 6850 for a few months and I've decided that it's pathetic. I understand that "when ASICs arrive" it will change the entire mining ecosystem, but given the perpetual delays in shipping (at least from Butterfly Labs), I want to build my own GPU powered miner. I have about $4k USD to put into a system (or multiple systems if that's a better idea) and I'd like it to hit at least 3.5 Gigahash/s. So here's my questions:
1) To keep the machine viable as long as possible, it needs to be power efficient. The numbers I've seen on the new 7990 put it at about 1.2 Ghash for 375 watts of consumption (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison and http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7990-review-benchmark,3486.html) - 3.2 Mhash/watt. Would I see better efficiency numbers from a different card?
2) I understand that mining does not require the card to be in a full speed PCIe slot to get optimal hashing power. If I use a 7990, is the fact that it is a Dual-GPU card going to require more than a 1x PCIe slot? Or, more specifically, how much bandwidth does hashing require per Mhash/s? The answer to that question leads to the last question -
3) If I build a setup with a backplane for additional PCIe slots, how many slots could I realistically add before Windows 7 Ultimate x64 fails to recognize the devices or otherwise derps out? I'm not against setting up with a Linux based system, I just haven't seen appropriate drivers available on that platform. (Side note - do I NEED Catalyst drivers to run an OpenCL miner?)
Any advice or information on suggested builds would be appreciated, and I'll tip helpful people. Thanks!
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For Sale: XFX Radeon R7950 Ghost GPU on cryptothrift

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For Sale: Two Water Cooled AMD Radeon HD 7990 With Accessories Video Cards on cryptothrift

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[Build Help] Go big or go home; multi-use machine with room for future growth

Per the title, I want to put together something for a variety of purposes, and be able to add on as time goes on.
Uses for the machine:
The 6990 is just a pricewise placeholder: I'm waiting for the 7990. If they're hard to come by, I'll probably start hunting for a second one soon after building the rig. Although, since I don't need Crossfire for mining with multiple cards, I suppose I don't need to have matching cards.
The three 1TB drives are for a RAID 5. I currently have a slow 2TB drive that I'm going to use for weekly backups. I may add an SSD just for those really fast boot times.
I was going to go for three monitors (the (6/7)990 can drive four, yes?) but I don't think I have the desk space. Maybe someday, just to feel like I'm commanding a starship.
Any and all criticisms, suggestions, and substitutions are welcome.
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $549.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $62.24 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $268.49 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon HD 6990 4GB Video Card $739.99 @ NCIX US
Case Xigmatek Elysium Black Server Edition ATX Full Tower Case $248.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $209.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor $154.98 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor $154.98 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping and discounts when available. $2805.58
Generated 2012-04-05 02:35 EDT-0400
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The power of a single GPU Radeon HD 7990 is 1.2 gigahash per second with a few hundreds of watts of electricity consumed compared to the modern ASIC-system Red Fury for $125 that generates 2.5 gigahash per second with 2.5 watts consumed. When it comes to home-based Bitcoin mining, it’s unprofitable without ASICs. Radeon R9 HD 7990 graphics card mining profitability ratios, payback period for ETH mining and annual return. All based on live network hash rate statistics and ethereum prices. CryptoCompare needs javascript enabled in order to work. A gamer can also mine Bitcoins on this card when not playing through the latest shooter, or dedicate it to Bitcoin mining after upgrading to the brand-new 7990. Between the two GPUs, the Radeon HD Radeon R9 HD 7990. A Radeon R9 HD 7990 will cost you $680. Its power cost per day is lower than the R9 295X2 at $1.08 but its hash rate is significantly lower at 36 MH/s. Its return per day is $1.29 while its cost per MH/s is $18.89, giving it a return per year of $469.40. Radeon RX 480 Radeon R9 HD 7990. The Radeon HD 7990 has a hashrate of 36 MHz/s, which is the second largest hash value in the R9 series after 295X2. During mining, the Radeon R9 HD 7990 consumes about 300 watts of electricity, and it can be purchased for about $320-350.

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