System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Running high-intensity computer science algorithms, Video Processing
Parts Not Required:Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, DVD Drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Indifferent
Overclocking: Yes (on CPU and all GPU's)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Hey, first time pc builder here. I've read around the forums for awhile, and I finally decided to register an account and get a few opinions on my build. I'm a Computer Engineering/Science student, and I plan to really put this guy through the ringer. It'll be doing everything from high-end gaming, to high intensity algorithmic calculations, and finally some standard 3D workstation rendering (in that order of importance).
I plan on eventually adding either two more Twin Frozr III's for a triple sli set up, or just one more Twin Frozr and then a workstation graphics card for my video editting purposes. Also, I plan on OCing the CPU and GPU's. Anywho, just wanted to make sure I didn't have any major incompatabilities or significantly better options given my current choices and designs for the pc.
The build is pretty good. A couple of thoughts, though - mostly just opinions/things to think about.
Three cards will put out a lot of heat which means you've got to carefully pick your case. I will say I don't know a lot about the Carbide. Just looking at it, though, I'm not sure what length of card it will fit because of the orientation of the 3.5" bays so you might want to check on that. Also it's not one of the names that commonly gets talked about in the realm of superior heating although the graphite and obsidian do well, so it may be fine. If I had to recommend a case it would probably be the Silverstone Raven for $150. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The H100 doesn't really outperform quality air coolers. It's quieter, but far more expensive. The Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 and the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ are popular choices for under $40.
I've never heard of ABS (your PSU manufacturer). I don't necessarily know anything about them, but I do know that buying a PSU from a quality manufacturer is important in PSU's and that's even more true for PSU's over 1kW. The model you chose is the cheapest 1100W model on newegg and that's not a good sign. I would go with the Corsair HX1050 at least: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...