- Excellent build
- You won't need a CPU cooler or extra fans until you overclock EDIT: *until you overclock and/or SLI.
- Crucial M4 128GB is a fast and very reliable SSD
- Yes future SLI will be fine.
Hmm... Looks good to me.
Your buddy may have a problem but it seems like that goes for any product, though the SF drivers are a bit buggy, I hear after a recent update they've been pretty solid.
Maybe they were unlucky? One of the reviewers said he bought 6 and they all work. Another has a pretty power hungry 560 Ti plus a 2500K and another running a server setup and all report that they're running fine.
As for the M4, where did you see that is 20% faster now? On both ends I see pretty similar bad reviews so... hard to say.