Hello, this will be my first build and it will primarily be for gaming. At some point I might want to SLI. If you would change anything, please give me a sentence or two as to why so I can learn from the process. Also, what is the best way to find deals/sales when I want to purchase these components?
CPU: Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Ivy Bridge Quad-Core HD Graphics 4000
Mobo: ASUS Maximus V Gene Z77 Motherboard
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Windows Home Premium has 99% of the features of Ultimate. Unless you need the encryption.
Are you overclocking? If not, downgrade the CPU and get rid of the cooler.
Get the 670. It has 90% of the performance of the 680 for $100 less. However, if you want the 680, get it.