Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The WD Black 2 TB is a good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum), look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.:
Thanks for the heads up on that Motherboard Jack. USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb is definitely something to have if I'm keeping this MB for while, which I plan to do. Going to make the switch.
As for the PSU I was looking to go with a modular setup however I should have mentioned my current build is running off a CORSAIR HX620. If I plan to get another GPU down the road I don't think that the 620 would cut it anymore. I guess I can keep the HX620 for now and I could just upgrade in the future if I plan to go that way. Would an HX620 be sufficient for this current build?
Going to check out the info on the HDD that works best for games.
slcseas3 and yourself recommend just getting the HSF now for ease of install. Only problem with the ones you're suggesting is that I plan on keeping my CM Stacker 832 case setup in the same config that it is now with the 4x fans on the door. Like in this pic of another setup.
Problem here is that both of your recommendations are two tall and would require removing one of the fans. I should be able to keep all 4 fans if I go with this HSF: Cooler Master GeminII S Thoughts?
And slcseas3 I wish I would have picked up the i7 over the Summer/Fall when they were offering it for $200 at Micro Center.
I'm fairly set on everything else and will be keeping the WD Caviar Black for the HDD. I may pickup a new Corsair PSU at Micro Center this week but for now I'm set on building with my current PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX.