ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This will be my first build and I need your collective wisdom to ensure success. I'd really appreciate any tips about any obvious bottlenecks, or mismatching parts. I also have a couple general questions for you all:
1. Is it better to get one pretty decent graphics card, or two lesser ones?
2. What are the hardware requirements for multi-monitor support,?
3. Do I need to buy a CPU cooler, and going along with that, are there other necessary accessories I'm looking over, I'm thinking case fans, etc..?
4. Is the PSU sufficient?
Feel free to make tweaks and suggestions, my budget has room for any obvious improvements conversely I wouldn't mind paying less if you have any money saving ideas. Thanks in advance to the kind soul who decides to burden themselves with this massive query.
So to re-iterate my main questions here, will this build work together? Will it perform highly? Are there any noticeable bottlenecks (I will drop down to 4 gb as banth suggested)?
anything more than 4gb for gaming is unless besides the ones u mentioned are triple channel kit on a dual channel mobo and it would have worked as single channel
here is a build for $998.92 before mb and $978.92 after rebate
Ok heres what I'm looking at now, gaming is not my main concern but I like the idea of having a decent GPU so I can dabble. If you guys could just take a look at this build and tell me if it would work, and if the PSU is sufficient I would greatly appreciate it. As long as I get the all clear and there are no extreme benefits from switching components, I'm going to pull the trigger on this setup.