Thinking my build is set, gaming PC

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Graphics Card 

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K 

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) 

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H 

Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 CL9 Memory Kit - PVI38G160C9K

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX 

Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW 

Goal: To have a PC capable of running modern games on high settings, exceptionally well (not super-omega-ultra-high; I'm not a blue-ray surround sound kinda guy), and I'm hoping it will last a long time.
Uses: Modern games, storing photos/games/word files, watching non-3d/non-blueray movies. No crazy editing or anything like that.

I figure I don't have enough to buy duo 670's yet, but I like to keep things optional for the future (even if I never buy another), so I want SLI available.

From what I've read, the gaming case is pretty good, and the mother board some suggest an alternative, but I'm not sure why. If anyone has any recommendations, please do tell!

Not sure how compatible it all is. If anyone sees anything off before I buy, lemme know :heink:

Thanks and great community!
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  1. I'd actually be thinking super-omega-ultra-high settings, you've got one hell of a build there.
  2. Haha, awesome. I think memory is good, now just to wait a day before ordering, then be a complete noob at putting it all together.
  3. Seasonic - nervous - got some great "trusted" reviews.
  4. Ignore reviews found on retail sites, check out the reviews from JonnyGuru, HardOCP, AnandTech etc...
    What you see on retail sites (and in forums) represents a small fraction of the PSU's sold and many of the issues some have with a high quality PSU (like the Seasonic) can be attributed to builder error. The X-series from Seasonic all get the highest review ratings - see reviews linked here
    IMO, stick with the Seasonic.
  5. Thanks!
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    "The Load Testing results for the Seasonic X-750 were generally excellent across the board as well. We see that the voltage regulation for the X-750 was good overall with the biggest change being on the 12v rail as it dropped 0.21v over its entire capacity while the minor rails dropped between 0.05v and 0.06v. Those numbers were good, and repeated at both 120v and 100v but what this unit has been marketed as is efficient. Not just a little efficient, but 80lus Gold efficient which is 87%-90%-87% at 20%-50%-100% load at 25C. What we saw today was not just 80Plus Gold, but 80Plus Gold numbers at our own sweltering testing conditions of 45C ambient temperature. That is right, the X-750 managed to be 87.50% to 90.07% at 45C and 120v input and even hit 86.44% to 89.21% at 100v and 45C. These are AMAZING results, and certainly this unit has lived up to that part of its billing and then some."

    It is a great unit that you will be very happy with.
  7. Best answer selected by Jam Wan.
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