I need some expert advice on my first computer build. I've been doing my best to learn the names and parts of the computer with the best of my abilities. Now before I show the parts, please understand that I saved up a lot for an outstanding (over achieving) computer. Any comments would be awesome!
The motherboard CPU socket is LGA 1155 and the CPU is for LGA 1366. Switch the CPU to an i5-2500K. It will usually beat the i7-980 in performance.
You don't need a sound card. The motherboard's built in sound these days is great and you won't be able to notice the difference between that and a sound card unless you are doing professional work which involves music.
Besides that, I see no problems. It should be a great rig.