This build originally started out as a new gaming PC. I started gathering parts last winter for what I thought was going to be a Sandy Bridge i5 2500K with a hefty overclock and a single GTX 680. Little did I know!
I started with the processor(2500K) because I got a crazy good deal around the holidays that I just couldn't pass up. Some time went by and I started to gather parts for the build here and there in preparation for the GTX 680 launch. Around the time the GTX 680 was released, it was a nightmare to get your hands on one... Especially the EVGA SC Signature's! About a month or so after they launched, I still had no luck in sourcing one of them for myself. By this point, the waiting game was getting to me. Assuming I wasn't going to get a card anytime soon, I went ahead and bought an Ivy Bridge i7 3770K at release figuring the card would be a while till they were readily available. Much to my surprise, I was able to grab one of the few they posted on the EVGA site some time around April. Around this time, I decided I was going to get a Z77 FTW motherboard and again, I played the waiting game. Seemingly nothing to me at this point, I decided I may as well go all out and grab another 680 for SLI. Luckily, a week or so later I was able to snag another one! The only thing holding this build back was the mobo. That was the worst, I felt like it was an eternity because this was the only piece to my puzzle I didn't have! After months and months of waiting, I was finally able to finish the build.
I gathered so many parts while waiting for others to release, I managed to make two builds. Here is the first, and I will showcase the second one later.