Additional Comments: Building for a friend, needs to include everything. He doesn't know much about computers, but sees all these videos on youtube with super flashy LED fans and water cooling and decided that's what he wants. I've never done a custom water cooling loop though. He also wants two monitors so he can game on one and see his twitch chat and do other things on the other.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: He doesn't like his current build
How does this gigabyte mobo compare to something like the asrock extreme?
Seeing as its my first custom loop, I don't even know where to begin to look for a waterblocks and tubing. Is there anything specific I should be looking for? From what if I don't buy the right things, certain parts of the gpu that need cooling won't get what it needs.
Would a 780 by itself run a 3 monitor setup or would he be looking at something like SLI 770s?
Also what monitors would you recommend?
The 780 is based on the GK110 which is also the same processor that's in the GTX Titan. Yes, it should be able to handle multiple displays no problem.
As far as recommendations go that depends on what resolution you plan to run. If it's a single 1440P then you're looking at something like a Catleap or Crossover 27Q. If you want 1080P then you're looking at something like the Asus VH236H.