Great build. Two things would be: 1. z68 board instead of p67. integrated graphics, quick sync, ssd caching. 2. I'd get a better monitor. 1280x1024 doesn't require much graphic power especially a 6970. If you are going to buy a powerful card at least have a monitor to use it on! You could just get a 6770 or 6850 and use the rest of the money on a 22-24" monitor.