thanks for the replys this is my first complete build i have added things to my old pc's but i felt like it was time i built my own. I was considering droping down and saving some money and see what windows 8 is like but i am pretty set on everything else. i have a favouring for nividia so i will stick with the 580
Have you tried the Windows 8 RC that's offered? I did. I don't think I can get used that 'tablet' GUI. I ended up going back to Win7.
Sorry, meant consumer trial version, not RC version.