This is my first rig (am finally jumping away from my consoles) so would appreciate any constructive feedback for this build. I know it's a bit expensive at the moment, so any suggestions on what I should cut back on would be great. Although I would like the build to be good for the next few years, is this rig a colossal waste of my money?
MOTHERBOARD: Asus Z77 Sabertooth Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge)
GPU: EVGA GF GTX 670
SOUND CARD: Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound Card
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922 Case - Black
COOLER: Corsair Hydro H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Get the i5 3570K instead
Get the EVO 212 cooler instead
You don't need a sound card with that motherboard
Get the haf 912
Get more ssd less terrabyte
You don't need 1000w even in sli get 850 gold unless you'll triple your cards,which needs a new board.
Your build is good on the core components, but the PSU, although good quality, is pretty loud and overkill in watts. Get a 550W XFX PSU if going with one 670 or a TX750 V2 for 2 670s. The Noctua NH-D14 performs the same but it is cheaper. Drop the sound card unless you have a great headset to go with it.