This is my first build and I would love some feed back on where to spend my money. I would cash in a warranty on my $1500 ASUS G75VW gaming laptop. I already have a samsung 840 pro ssd 256 gb and a 24 inch monitor so I'm not including those in the price of my build.
I'm pretty set on SLI'ing GTX 670s to overkill most games, a HUGE upgrade from my 3gb 670m card. However, it feels weird going with an i5 when I'm currently using an i7-3610 mobile. One question I have is whether I should save money on the GPU's and look at 670 chip sets that are not clocked as high as the ones below which are (1.02GHz). Any help or advice at all would be appreciated! Thanks!
Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing
If you have a good motherboard and a good binned CPU, the Hyper 212+/EVO will be sufficient. I have the hyper 212+ cooling a 3570K (@4.5GHz with 1.18 CPU voltage) with an MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard and max temps running prime95 is 76c. It's a bit on the high side but it's decent. If you're planning on getter better clock speeds or better cooling, the Thermaltake Frio, Noctua D14 or Phanteks TC14PE are better choices