jnemesh I totally agree with your plan. If I needed to build something new I would do pretty much the exact same. Well if you really don't mind the support issues of SLI then 1080TI SLI will definitely get a solid 60+ fps in 4k. My 1080SLI averages 50-70 w/ v-sync and everything maxed at 4096x2160 for games that support it. I recommend doing TI over regular 1080's because of the Vram size. At 4k high end games get hungry(the new motto is they use what you give 'em). I've seen many games at max using 5-8GB and when I tested my TI on 4k w/ ROTR maxed it went over 10. I strongly advise learning about SLI-bits and NV profile inspector. Here's a good site from Germany that has an amazing forum regarding such: http://www.3dcenter.org/ I just started learning about them a year or so ago and its made a huge difference when either NV or game dev's aren't on the ball with good support. There's a few other sites but just google 'SLI Bits' whenever you have a game w/ issues and you might find a solution. I understand not wanting to do the waiting game as there's so many unknowns with it. I'm pretty sure the next TI or whatever it may be called will be a true 4k card as this one got pretty close but who know when or what it will be.