Ok, GPU is in and finally I can dedicate some time to performance tweaks and benchmarks. Man the GTX 770 is a beast compared to my 660M, and it runs quiet and fairly cool (around 62° on load). Although Furmark got it up to the 70's, but that doesn't surprise me. I ordered the free backplate, but I wonder if it will actually lower temps like it advertises (at least on the Asus model it does).
Still have to pick up a pack of either black (graphite) or white modular cables, but that can wait. What color do you guys think I should go with? I am leaning towards white. I have spent plenty of coin over the last few weeks so I had better wait a tad and focus my attention on OS setup, system optimization, game installations, and file transfers.