About ordering :
So, to clear things a bit, I am originally from France so I can order in Europe and arrange for a pickup whenever,
I currently live in Canada, so I can also order in Canada without a problem,
And finally, my gf's parents owns a nice house in Florida so I can have it delivered there, mount it there and then just cross the border with it, the probability of having to pay would actually be less than 13.4794%
In France, I am considering Amazon.fr & Materiel.net, depending on deals and shipping fees.
Here in Canada and in the states : Amazon.com & .ca, NCIX, Newegg, depending on deals and shipping fees.About the RAM :
I could indeed go with 8 Gigs (one stick or two though ? 2x4 would be cheaper I guess ?) timed at 1866 or more depending on the prices, my mind will not let me go under 1866 for some strange reasons unknown to me. And if I ever need more than 8 I'll simply upgrade later on. That sounds like a plan to me !
@ And to the one asking if I was frond end or back end designer, I do my designs and websites from A to Z, from the first sketch to the final bit of code, so let's say I'm a full end designer About the PSU :
I'll check the price of the Newton R3 in France and see if it is worth it or I will either stick with my AX750 (since I'm maybe planning on going for SLI later on and also because I would have a nice deal on it currently), avoiding the purchase of a 500w PSU then a stronger one when I will SLI. Keep up the suggestions though, the more I'm learning the better !About the cooling :
I will go with liquid cooling but not water cooling because as you said it can get pricey quite fast, also it is an option I do not rule out for later on, Air cooling would be okay but it's not as nice and takes a lot of place IMO, I've a bunch of friends owning h80i, h100i and even the kraken X60 and none of them so far have had leak problem (I guess they have good diapers), even though they travel quite a lot with their gear. So I guess I'll stick with the h80i which to me seems like a good performance per price deal. Also I will probably switch the fans since noise does bother me as well, I'm not going for an ultra quiet build but extra silence is always good, especially since I'm probably going to save a bunch of money from my original build, thanks to you guys.About the GPU :
I will definitively await the new 700 series, and use the money saved to go for these new toys, and to the one that asked, yes I would keep that GPU for as long as 18 months I think, considering SLI later on as well.About the MOBO :
I am still checking into your ideas and have not yet read any kind of reviews on the one you proposed, I must say I did not chose the day to post this well as I am currently in another city for a wedding and some visits to old friends, quite a busy day ! I am therefore sorry for my late answers.
: Thank you for welcoming me and your strong input, why the h100 over the h80i, the bigger radiator ? Memory wise, once again, would 1x8 would be okay or is 2x4 strongly advised in this case ? SSD wise, I will probably stick with the pro version for $ 50 extra because I do want this build to last long and the extra performance would be quite appreciated, I will check into it deeper though and let you hear about my final choice on the matter. The HAF 932 is not my style at all, I am searching for a mature and truly sleek case, I want something as nice and simple as possible, but I appreciate you suggesting it. I would chose Gold over Bronze for the PSU though, I truly want a nice quality build despite the extra money for it (it would be quite a saving also, this will enter the PSU debate section, haha). Why the Samsung over the Asus optical drive wise ? A specific preference ?@EPiiKK
: I will stick with a PSU that can handle a 2 card system for later SLI probably, I will definitively wait for the 700 series that should indeed come very soon, I'll check the noise of the h80i for myself and consider the change also I am already thinking about it quite strongly. And I will definitively stick with 8 gigs for now, promise !@Shilka
: As mentioned, I can order from Europe without a problem so I'll check the specs and its price over there.@Rmerwede
: I will still buy Thermal compound though, a bit extra is never a waste and I do repair computers after all so it always comes handy, having a bit in a drawer is like having a condom into the glove compartment of your car, always useful, especially for something as cheap as 7 $. I do like ASUS, but I will still check into MSI & Gigabyte. I will stick with the 1866 memory wise indeed, I will check into the non pro version as mentioned earlier but the pro seems quite a good added value considering it's price. Considering the GPU : I will be using 2 to 3 monitors, I do plan to keep it for at least 18 month, the games I play are not extremely demanding but it is always nice to be able to run the latest **** at Ultra
. I will strongly consider the 4GB option since it could as you suggested last quite longer. About the PSU, that is why I will stick with Corsair, SeaSonic or Fractal Design as suggested by Shalki, and why I will stick with at least 650 or 750. Extra watts is always good especially when you do not have to worry about the electricity bill
: Like I said, a full end designer, I will definitively stick with at least 1866 which I think is quite good, I won't go lower nor more. I can always manage my SSD and knows about it, and I've never myself used more than 80 Gb of my 120 Gb OS partition but I plan to put my games on the SSD (also, if steam mover would work this way for games, why not after all, it could save quite a bit of money indeed, is it user friendly ?), I will look into it, for sure ! I will sure wait for the 700 series as said before.
About the Thermal compound : I will take it anyway, I will check for myself the temps and consider the need to apply it or not on my h80i, thanks for the warning though !