Advice on build

Hi everyone
i'm planning to build a new computer around $1500 USD this summer in like 3 weeks or so. I've already obtained some parts and is looking for advice on obtaining other parts to complete the build.

so far i have already bought and have:

Antec 900 case
Antec 650W power supply
Hitachi deskstar 3.5 inch 1 TB 7200 rpm 32 MB cache harddrive.


The following is what i plan to get within the next few weeks whenever i see combo/deals.

CPU: i7 930
Vid Card: 5850
Mobo: Asus P6X58D-E
Memory card reader (internal)
Liteon DVD writer
Keyboard: Logitech 920
Webcam Logitech: 960
Ram: G.Skill DDR3 1600 3x2GB kit


Would any of these components impose a bottle neck when gaming/running calculation intensive programs like Mathematica to solve complex quantum mechanics problems for example?

Should I bother with getting a SSD? Money is not TOO much of an issue but I am not a very technical person and this is my first build so if it requires a lot of tweaking then I might not be up for it.

Thanks lots!!
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  1. Sorry, i forgot to mention that I might adventure some light over-clocking, maybe from the 2.8 Ghz to 3.5 ish? Would that require non-stock coolers? I live in the north east of the states, so long winters, short summers generally
  2. You should fill out the form in sticky, link in my sig.

    SSD is no different from any other hard drive to setup outside RAID.

    Does mathematica benefit from CUDA?

    General parts look fine, but you need to provide links and model numbers.
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