I will be using this build mostly for gaming (FPS and MMO)
I'm trying to future proof as much as I can without spending above $2500
The budget will only include a monitor, peripherals and and Windows will be seperate
I am from the US and currently not living near a Microcenter
Build: the more quiet the better
SLI: if it fits the budget
i7 supports DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 memory, not 1866.
for gaming 8 gb ram is just fine, 16 is too much, unless you do video rendering
seeing as you have lots of money to spend, why not get gtx 690 it's like two video cards in one, but you won't have to think of sli.
again, for gaming you don't need mobo so expensive, you won't even use some features you're paying for, but seeing as your pc is high end, get some mobo for ~230$
oh and you've chosen a good psu but its too much for your build, smth like 650-700W will do
-i7s are for work not gaming
-fast ram is useless
-expensive board is overkill for what you are doing
-closed loop coolers are scams for how much performance they would offer over a high end heatsink.
-680s are useless given a 670 performs the same and a 7970 performs better
-black drives are scams given they dont perform any better than other 7200rpm drives
-860i is overkill
-810 is overkill for its size
-futureproofing is impossible. trying = wasting money
-dominator platinums dont perform crap better than other ram. just for asthetics
plus, the build you have put together isnt that quiet at all
the d14 se2011 is basically a regular d14 but with pwm fans. it does not come with mounting brackets for 1155 socket, but you all you need to do is email noctua and ask for a free set of mounting brackets