Stick with the LGA 1336 platform. It's currently the socket Intel will support a long a time, from the looks of things. Make sure to get at least two drives, since Photoshop and Illustrator(?) work best when they're using a drive where they're not installed on as the cache.
Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. I probably will downgrade the GPU to a 5770, that would be an easy way to save ~130.
I had a few questions about the other suggestions. Will getting a less powerful PSU be an issue? Can a PSU ever be too powerful? This is an area I am the least informed about.
Another question I had was about the CPU Cooler that saint suggested. Was this recommendation made for price reasons (45 vs 30) or performance reasons.
With the savings in other areas, it definitely makes sense to get the better memory.
And finally, the Samsung HDs are no longer available from newegg, I could look for another vendor, or try something else. Something else I was thinking about was the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
What are people's thoughts on getting 2 HDs like maniac said (maybe 2 500GB 7200.12s)?