Price: $1331.90 (w/ 5% off for no rush)
$1281.90 (w/ $50 in rebates)
Newegg prices on the components plus Win 8 add up to over $1300 so this prebuilt appears to be a good value.
Outside of gaming my planned uses are simple web browsing, office apps, etc. No video encoding or CPU intensive work programs. For gaming the most needy game right now is Planetside 2. I would like to play it on ultra or close to it. I've heard Planetside 2 is CPU intensive. Will the i5 provide plenty of juice?
1. I may add another 670 in SLI down the road. This MOBO and the TX750 would allow that right?
2. Do you have any advice on the case? I chose the Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case because it was the cheapest full tower. The Cooler Master HAF 912 is cheaper. Is is still plenty big for components plus future SLI?
3. Chose 120GB Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III 6.0 Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 515MB/s Write for SSD b/c of write speed and brand. Is 120 gb big enough for OS, a few apps, and a couple of ~10 gb games?
4. Is the CPU cooler I chose a good deal at $42 plus a $20 rebate or should I just go stock cooler?
Would appreciate your opinions plus feedback on the build. Thanks!