This is my seventh custom build of my system named OldIronside. My last build was in 2007 and I'm really looking forward to putting this one together.
Finished this build and it's awesome! Very pleased with all of the parts that I bought.
Originally I thought I would need an i7, but the i5 is more than enough power and I'm not even overclocking it yet. The G.Skill DDR3-2133 kit works great and I'm able to clock it at the PC2133 rate. My first choice in video cards was to go with the AMD Radeon R290s, but I decided to go with the GTX 970s in SLI, which was a good decision because the Zotac cards are fast, require less power, and output less heat. I was a bit hesitant with the Zotac brand, but they are solid Nvidia cards. They got solid reviews on Amazon and Newegg. For this build I also didn't need a huge power supply. I went with an EVGA fully modular Gold Series 650W which packs more than enough power for the components in my rig and its SLI configuration. The display I chose is the Asus PB278Q, I run it at the native resolution 2560x1440p. Games and movies look phenomenal! It was a great decision.
Overall I'm very satisfied with this build and I know it will be future proof for years to come.