First PC build advice needed


I am going to build a PC for 3D modeling and rendering, mostly in Rhino with Vray. I also use a lot of Photoshop and Illustrator as well as AutoCAD. My budget is around $1000-1200.

Approximate Purchase Date: within a couple days

Budget Range: $1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Rendering, 3D modeling, Entertainment

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tiger Direct, MicroCenter, Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not Sure

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


So far I have this list of parts (all from TigerDirect except the case):

Case: NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case
Processor: Intel Core i7-950 Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB
MotherBrd: ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard - LGA 1366
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores FTW Video Card - 1280MB, GDDR5
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Desktop Memory Kit - 12GB (3x 4GB) DDR3
Cooling: Ultra ChillTec Black Overclocking CPU Cooler - LGA 775/1366
Hard Drive: Hitachi 0F10383 Deskstar 7K1000.C Hard Drive - 1TB
Power Supply: Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply
OS: Windows 7 Pro
Optic Drive: Sony Optiarc AD7280S-OB 24x DVDRW Drive

I am looking for advice on compatibility and any valuable substitutions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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