It's funny because my budget was 2000. :/ I will have to think about the 3-way SLI. Definitely going to do 2-way.
Buying online is hit or miss. I love not having to pay for tax though. The only way you know a product would work is when you start using it or when you do more research on it.
It's been a couple of weeks now and I find out that my 780 with ACX cooler isn't the best choice for SLI. It'll work but definitely notice the warm air that's exhausted out of the case when playing games. The reference is definitely a better choice. Plus I'll have more choices as far as GPU waterblocks when I do decide to watercool.
I know. It's my first build. On my second build, I will know better. I've definitely learned a lot, and still learning a lot, from this build. You really won't know until you go through the experience I guess (at least for me). With the PSU, I went with ratings and reviews and I wanted to play it safe. I guess I played it too safe.
You're right. I've checked out other cases at our local Micro Center and they all seem flimsy, even the Corsair Obsidians. Maybe the displays were just bad, but I went with my gut and what I learned from my research and got The Phanteks Primo.
It's a great case and the quality of it... Fantastic!. But I wish I would have gone with some other case. It's heavy and a bit on the big side. Plus one thing i really don't like about it is that a bracket that hides all the cabling will have to be removed when I do SLI. That part could have been designed a little better.
Plus, I probably should have gone with a black case since most components, peripherals, devices, etc. are black
OMG. The performance with games... I couldn't fathom what the experience was going to be like. I've heard games were so much better on Windows but I never knew the experience would be SO MUCH BETTER! I'm not ditching Apple completely. I probably will go with the next Air that comes out and use it for school.
However, I do miss the Retina. I have sensitive eyes and used to not having to strain when looking at the screen. I do hope the BenQ that's coming this Wednesday will be better than this Samsung.
Nice! Thanks for the tip and learned something new. Will definitely do more research into those two brands and add it to my list of things to improve.
I'm a noob. I bought what I thought was reasonably good from researching reviews. I probably won't need the 1000w. :/ I kind of knew that when I was putting in my parts in PCPartPicker. I think wattage came down to a lot less than 1000w even with 2 video cards. I was just very unsure. Still am. I don't know these technical stuff so I wanted to play it safe. I probably could have saved some $$$ buying a PSU with less wattage.
I had the 120gb first thinking that I'd use it as a boot drive and get some other form of storage for games and other programs but I liked the performance of the SSD that I decided to get the 1tb. I'm thinking of taking the 120 out and getting another 1tb or maybe just a 500. I want one of the drives to be dedicated to games only.