I'm new here and I reviewed many posts and found some great advice. I was wondering if you'd be kind enough to give me feedback on my rig I'm thinking of building. I am NOT worried about overclocking and minor speed diffs in memory, for example. I'm more interested in stability, cool, quiet, saving money (and of course decent gaming experience). My only req. is that I already have CPU and Video card (long story) and that I want SLI. My concern was I never liked Nvidia on my MB (had trouble in the past) but I'm hoping it's gotten better:
I have all of this on Newegg for just under $1000 w shipping/tax.
I'd suggest trying the integrated sound first. If not then get that, I'd be surprised if it's really needed.
I'd also suggest getting a 870 chipset mobo and just going single card. Then you don't need to worry about having to have nvidia on the mobo. I've never particularly liked that either, had problems everytime personally.
Maybe the HAF 922 instead of that case. I think it's cheaper/better/the same.
The COOLER MASTER HAF 922 is bigger (wider) has holes for water cooling, if you are so inclined. Current cost including shipping is $100.
I have the scout, and it is a nice case and has adequate room - have seen the Noctua NH-D14 installed in it. The best part is that it is on sale: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout for $60 including shipping. Oh, if you are into adding some extra case lights, it has a much nicer side panel.