I'll be home from Afghanistan in less than a week and ready to pull the trigger on my new gaming rig. Here is where I am at currently. I need any last minute suggestions or solutions. Also, what is the best amount memory for gaming? I see a lot of 8GB builds but I was just going to put 32GB since cost isn't an issue. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance!!
32 GB of RAM is completely, I repeat, COMPLETELY unecessary. Only if you are doing heavy PS, After Effects, and virtual machines, or RAM drives. 8 is all you need now and in the upcoming years. Given that money is no issue, you could pour more money in the graphics cards and grab two 670 to SLI them, and a H100. Apart from that I don't see anything else that is wrong.
Yup, the cooler, it will cool a lot, it's a great one if you are OCing heavily. Yes, I'm saying 670, not 680 because the price difference is about 100 and the performance you lose is only 5 to 8%. If you get an aftermarket edition, you will have some OC done to it that in some cases will outperform that of the reference 680. You can grab two Gigabyte Windforce 670, they're great for SLI, since they're quite thin, and have great cooling too, for more OCing, and outpacing the 680 and other aftermarket 680 too if you OC it manually.