Planning new system, advice needed(~$1000)

Approximate Purchase Date: Around March 2012

Budget Range: Trying to stay under or close to $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Browsing Internet, Watching Movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, speakers, PSU(Toughpower 750w) Storage drives

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Nvidia/Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1680x1050

Additional Comments:
Hi, this is my first post. Was looking for some advice on a new system. I have some idea of what I want, but I have a couple of questions:
Will my PSU be able to handle two 460 1GB GTXs with an i5 2500k overclocked?
How important is RAM in overclocking and bottlenecking in general? Can I get away with mediocre ram without seeing a huge drop in performance?
Right now, these are the parts I have in mind:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
ASUS P8Z68-V
INTEL Core™ i5-2500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) Vengeance™ LP PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24)
OCZ 120GB Vertex Plus SSD
Tell me where I can improve/save money.
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  1. Ram won't be a bottleneck as long as it isn't DDR2 or something like that.

    That Toughpower will easily handle 2 GTX460.

    I would get an Asrock Extreme3 Gen3. It is cheaper and still has the same quality with yours.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20Extreme3%20Gen3

    You might want to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It is an improved version of the 212+

    Everything is pretty good. No problems.
  2. Thanks for the help. Would I be better off buying all the parts separately or buying from a custom build site? I had avadirect in mind, but I don't want to be overcharged. Will I be losing a lot by ordering a custom system instead of buying the pieces separately?
  3. If March is your target - chill a keep your eyes open - things change so fast in "computerland". When you get a couple weeks away from pulling the trigger - finalize.
    -Bruce
  4. I see. One more question. I had an issue with my previous system where I would get temps a tad bit high for my liking, despite having a good cooling system(TEC). I'm thinking it was because of my case having only two fans, one intake and one output. Also, it was a mid tower, and I had a bit of a problem installing RAM and GPUs. Would getting a mid tower with more fans alleviate my heat problem? Or should I be looking for a full size case? Can anyone recommend a spacious, affordable mid tower case?
  5. Had another concern about my gpu(s). I initially planned on reusing my 460GTX and upgrade to sli sooner or later. Would I be better off price/performance-wise getting a higher end GPU?
  6. Might be making my purchase sooner. Didn't get any responses about the GPU, but I have a different concern. I've decided to keep my previous computer intact, so that means buying a new PSU. I've had this one in mind, because my previous one was rather reliable(thermaltake toughpower 750w).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153127
    I don't know about rails, will this PSU be able to support the system below or should I consider a different one?

    Cooler Master HAF 922
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-197&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

    i5 2500k+Cooler Master Hyper 212
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.783352

    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-265&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=7#scrollFullInfo

    OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706

    EVGA 460 GTX SuperClocked(Have another, gonna be SLI'd)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130696

    Samsung Blu Ray/DVDRW
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151232

    ASUS VE258Q Black 25"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236123
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