Hello, I'm going to link the build I am planning on purchasing because in all likelihood it will help answer any questions you might have directed back at me. I would like to say in advance however, I have little experience with PC components, I've been an avid gamer for years but have always had to use a laptop with low-mid settings. I had a good financial year this year and would like to invest in a gaming rig that is powerful but not over the top price wise. My biggest question remains my GPU, I would prefer nVidia because I've had negative experiences with AMD in the past.
I know Kepler is on the horizon due March / April, however I work away from home for long lengths of time and I would like to purchase and use my new rig soon and get a few months on it before leaving to work again. Initially I have selected the GTX 580 as my GPU, and I intended to later add a second one. Would this be a viable option? And would simply swapping to a Kepler series card be more effective or more viable than just adding a second GTX 580 in future?
hd 7950 will be the best choice now for gpu agree with sosofm that nobody knows that how kepler is going to be so get an single hd 7950 with newer tech and this card has the 28nm archietecture which is going to be in kepler also so you should go with this.