This is a bit of a work in progress, the end goal is 4k gaming, but Im going to wait until the next generation of monitors with gsync come out. So until then I don't think ill be needing the other two 980's, the over the top amount of ram is for running virtual machines/having an enormous ram disk that I can pre buffer game files into for shorter loading screens. Up until September this build was going to be a slightly updated version of Ozymandias, currently top of the performance preset leaderboard, but new versions of the CPU, MOBO and nvidia graphics cards came out recently for roughly the same price as what I was going to buy. Key differences between this build and Ozy are that I went with the new nvidia cards, and instead of going for the extreme edition of the cpu I just went with the 5930 because I don't think the slight increase in performance and extra two cores was worth the $500 increase in price for what I would be using it for. I think it might be important to note that I wasn't originally trying to copy Ozy, but through the course of my research I came to a lot of the same decisions that Necronomiconomist did.
May or may not purchase the additional video cards, Im waiting on a good gsync monitor to come out for 4k resolutions, Im also waiting to see how this card performs cooling wise as it only has the ACX cooler. I am also still debating whether or not to go for a raid or just have the drives be separate, right now I am tending towards non raid. I plan on doing manual backups and in situations where i want a faster response time i have enough ram to buffer things through the ram disk utility.
The name is because I decided a while ago I was going to name my systems after Louis Carroll characters, however this specific system is being named after the Mad Hatter in Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber.
Haven't started overclocking anything but the ram yet. Ram was set to 2666 haven't considered going beyond that yet.
To those complaining about cable management, Im sorry its not perfect but by the time I got home and had everything assembled it was midnight, so there is a small bit of cables that I have yet to zip tie and I'm working on it, your comments have been noted.
Update: Redid cable routing, unfortunately the lengths of some cables prevented ideal routing, so this is as good as its going to get. Will work on overclocking and bench marking over the weekend Firestrike Score http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2836800 Firestrike Extreme http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2836781
Update 2: Purchased the Acer XB280HK, will update with benchmarking results and performance when I get the monitor this Friday
Update 3 7/2/2015: upgraded to dual EVGA gtx980tis Firestrike 4k ultra score http://www.3dmark.com/fs/5283124 top 93% for 4k
update 10/27/2016 changed out pny 512 gb ssd for the samsung 850 pro series 512 mb had a drive failure, remember to back up your stuff more often than i did, and register your drives to make sure you get the extended warranty options. Also used this as an excuse to add 2 WD Black 5 TB drives for more backup space 9/27/2019 Update I've had this build for a while and something happened with one of the graphics cards, I upgraded to a 2080 TI and now I am able to play most games at 4k with max settings (tested on Borderlands 3 and Skyrim with a lot of graphics improvement mods)