New build for Rendering (2D and 3D) and some gaming. Thoughts?

I'm building a rig right now to use for 2D Rendering (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator) 3D Rendering (SketchUp, 3DS Max, Thea Render), and some gaming (Civ 5, Battlefield).

The components I have already are:

Intel i7-940 2.93Ghz

Pioneer DVD/CD burner DVR-A18M



Up next is:

ThermalTake Element V Case -VL200K1W2Z

WD Caviar Black 1TB 6Gb/s HDD WD1002FAEX

Corsair Gamer Series 800W Power Supply

GeForce 470 Graphics card

I have to decide which one of the 470 cards to go with (What differences will I see between an Asus, a Gigabyte, and a PNY card if none are overclocked or anything?).

The future plans for the rig are to add a small solid-state boot drive, and add a second 470 card in SLI, and up my RAM. Is there anything I'm picking that I'm an idiot for? Or anything I am missing (other than things like thermal paste)?

This is my first build, and I want to make sure it goes well.

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  1. If your not going to overclock it asus or gigabyte should be find. I dont know much about pny.I would go with this power supply over the one you have selected.
    xfx 850w
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