SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit $219.99
Comes to the whopping total of $2,129.87 after all available sales and promotions.
How I can justify it, correct me if I am off the mark:
It will run every game out right now at max settings while still maintaining playability. I opted to go with the CPU cooler that should come with the i5 for now. I decided the practicality of a hyperthreading i7 just wasnt there and debated going i5 3470 but decided on the 3570k so I can eventually overclock if I absolutely had to and lets face it...I probably will. The chances of finding a better processor for LGA1155 4 years from now for less then a CPU cooler? But Seriously what are they? I am going with the z77-pro for the PCI-E 3.0x16. This gives me 1 future proof socket. I dont need the thunderbolt or the overkill of the premium version... I dont think anyway. I am thinking if I need to I can go Sli gtx 680 in a few years and then a few years latter move to a single high end card again, at which time I will probably have to buy a CPU cooler and start OC'ing. I maintain the ability to add RAM when more would be a benefit and made sure to shy away from lower latency/higher clock ram as I am using Ivy Bridge. I am hoping to nurse this thing for 6 years while only spending under $900 in upgrades. $250ish on second GTX 680, $25ish on RAM, $75ish on CPU Cooler, $550ish on high end GPU 4 years from now...maybe utilizing my PCI-E 3.0x16 I paid so much to have.
The thing I worry about most is that the monitor I selected wont scale very well in the future. From what I have seen the higher resolution monitors are only on the 30"+ now, which is way to big for what I want, but eventually should be available on the 21"-24" monitors. Funny how tech never seems to align perfectly for us new buyers...Thats the real reason we struggle so hard.
Hope to here something positive back, bracing for the negative.
Your build looks good here are my recommendation for cost/performance would be the MSI GTX 670 Power Edition. It's easily the best buy out there currently for gaming at 1920x1080 resolution. If you think you might move to a higher resolution or 2-3 monitors in the next year or two get the 7970.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---This is the best deal out there in my opinion. MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.
nVidia itself recommend 500W for a single 670. Add 170W for SLI & recommended is 670W. http://www.nvidia.in/object/geforce-gtx-670-in.html#pdp...