7 GPU set-up
Haha yeah, I looked for a while but it seemed nearly impossible to find a reference gtx 970.
I hadn't even come across the gtx 980 ti before; thanks for that recommendation.

Leaning towards one of these versions now: 
 - http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/448459/ev...ocked.html
 - http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/448444/ms...-6gd5.html

Any preference?
Either one of those will be just fine
Great Smile Thank you all for the help and recommendations!
Time to order the goodies now...