New build questions

Hello All!!!

I am currently starting to build a new system. Here are the components that I am considering. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Case:
Cooler master storm enforcer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240&Tpk=cooler%20master%20storm%20enforcer

MOBO:
1. ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

2. ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

Chip:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Video Card:
1. GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385

2. XFX HD-695X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150552

3. SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945

4. EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347

PSU:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022

Chip cooler:
CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

DVD:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Monitors:
2 X DEll ST2420L (already bought)

OS:
Windows 7

HDD:
Any recommendations here would be great. I would like to run a 1TB Raid 1. Please suggest a solid HDD pair.


I haven't built a PC since the late 90'2 so I am doing a lot of research but I figured I'd ask the experts. Thanks for all your help!!!
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  1. Well , Definitely going to be able to open an email .

    but what else were you going to use it for?
  2. Thanks for the reply!

    The system will be used for serving files to my WD TV Live, be a central point for all of my portable devices to sync with iTunes, mild graphic design and photo processing with Photoshop and hopefully some occasional gaming (I love flight sim games), Parallels with Mac OSX Lion and finally desktop publishing - mostly MS Office and Mac Pages but also I might do some Illustrator work.
  3. Good morning!

    Does anyone have an opinion about which MOBO and video card I should get from the ones listed in my post? Or would you suggest something else entirely? How about the PSU - is this overkill? Can I go with a 650 or 750? How about the case - is this a good choice? I want to make sure that I can fit the Corsair hydro in it. Is the hydro worth it? Can I get just as good performance from a processor fan? I am cost conscious and I would like to squeeze out as much power as possible at the best price.

    Thanks!
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