First build-3d modeling/video rendering/gaming?

So I'm planning on building a PC for all my graphic art needs. I figure the PC should be good enough for some gaming on the side as well. Since this will be my first build, I wanted to ask for everyone's opinion as to the compatibility of the parts and for any recommendations for better component choices. Right now the price should be a little over $3,400. More with tax, of course. Any help would be appreciated.

Antec DF-85

Power Supply:

Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO2

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Video Adaptor:
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi)

Boot/System Drive:
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Data Drives:
Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB (four)?

Optical Drive:
Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B DVD burner

Razer BlackWidow

Logitech Speaker System Z523

ASUS VH238H Black 23” Full HD HDMI LED

Edit: Made some changes here and there, the price now comes out to a little over $2,700.
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  1. i would go with an i7-2600k build that is a FAR better value, and lightning fast. I would also go with a single card graphics solution, this will ensure that the graphics muscle you are paying for will be usable with all your programs and games:

    i would also get 2x 23" monitors or at least a 27" monitor for graphic design work.

    for the SSD, i would get this:
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  3. Thanks for the replies! I'm updated the list above as we go, I'd be grateful for anymore feedback. :)
  4. Alright, so I've updated most of the list. I think the only thing left to discuss might be the data drives I chose. I believe that the 3TB drives came out recently. And as always, feel free to give advice on anything else in the list as you see fit.
  5. Best answer selected by Soath.
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