Fully Modular isn't as great as semi-modular. Are you never going to use the 24 pin power connector? Fully modular PSUs will not perform as good as a non/semi modular one because it's more efficient to have cables plugged in directly into the PSU.
Want to summarize your memory rec and xfx powersupply rec so i can choose it as best answer for future searchers?
My whole case is black, will probably go for blue to color match my watercooling!
btw any significant advantage to going for the 8-9-8-24 and paying 20 extra?
Thanks for your help.
No, not on a Sandy Bridge build. All the studies show DDR3 1600 cas 9 to be the best at least as far as speed. Going over 1.5v can void your CPU warranty. Some people have actually been asked about speed as well and told going over DDR3 1333 can void the warranty. I still run mine at 1600 but you need to be aware of the fact.
Intel actually offers an extra overclockers insurance. For an extra $20-$25 you can do whatever you want with your CPU and Intel will give you one replacement no questions asked.