Final Suggestions \ Tuneup on $1500 - $2000 i920 pc

After looking over some suggestions here, I'm close to finalizing my build.
This machine is intended for some fairly intensive realtime video work.


I'd like input on the following areas:

1. Storage.

Would I see any real gain from spending more in this area? Performance here is pretty key, but my understanding is that I wouldn't see significant gains by going SSD (and it would be far more expensive).

If I could see significant perfomance gains, I could bump this area up to the $300-400 range. I'd also consider an alternate brand of drives, I've had good experiences with the caviar blacks in the past.


2. Memory.

I'm definitely going with 12gb, is there a brand that I could get cheaper that would offer similar or better performance?


Any other suggestions for economizing are welcome, I'd prefer to stick with a modular power supply, and like the Hanns G monitors quite a bit, (I have another already).

Case: Antec 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Hard Drives: 2x WD Caviar Black in raid-0 (Have other drives for storage)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Monitor: Hanns G HG 281DPB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254026

PSU: Thermaltake 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153038

RAM: Corsair XMS3 12GB DDR 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145235

* Changed to 2 sets of OCZ gold by suggestion, because it's shiny
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365

Motherboard: ASRock X58 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163

CPU: Intel Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

* Changed to a dark knight via suggestion.

GPU: Changed to 5850 to economize.
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  1. Done, checked out a few benchmarks and the dark knight runs quieter and cooler.
  2. good choice,this ram a bit faster http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365 get 2 sets
  3. Nice, and it's shiny. Changing to that.

    I'm dropping the 5870 in favor of a 5850 for a few reasons: Will fit better in the case (I actually like my existing 900, mainly for the little shelf where I put my keys), and I think the 5850 is powerful enough for any gaming I'll do.
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