i would recommend reading some reviews on which CD/DVD player you choose. I bought a cheap one and regret it. It's loud as hell. I don't have any real problems with what you picked out. Personally I wouldn't get such a cheap graphics card but as you said, you don't need it.
I'd also go with a higher clocked memory. At least 1866 since your worried about number crunching performance. Higher clocked memory does help. And in my experience Kingston, Corsair, and G. Skill are the best memory of the bunch. And don't forget, your gonna NEED low profile memory for that cooler. Corsair makes some nice lo pro RAM. I own some lo pro. Iown the G. Skill Ares 2133Mhz RAM. I highly recommend those. They have great performance.
If you even want to get into some light gaming you should go for something a little better than the GT 610.
Great choice in cooler. I don't mind the SSD I just got one myself, or the Hard drive although I would go with a Western Digital Caviar Black if you want better performance. Just make sure it has a 64Mb cache.
If you want an awesome looking classy case take a look at the Corsair 600T. You can get one with or without a side window.
IDK where in the world you found a 3770k for only 229.99. That's how much a 3570k costs. A 3770k is around 329.99. So buy that thing before it stops being on sale. But if I were to spend 300$ on a CPU I would go with the Intel i7 3820. It's only 279.99 and it performs even better than the 3770k. Although you'll need a different motherboard.
I see you haven't picked a motherboard. Your gona need one of those. I'd recommend the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H for the 3770k if your gonna overclock. It's around 140$ but it's a nice MoBo
I have made sure I will purchase low profile ram and have increased the clock speed t 2133. I have also decided on the Seagate Baracuda 3T 7200 rpm HD with a 64Mb cache( quite a bit less than the WD caviar black 3T). I also switched out the optical to include one with blue ray capability. Still deciding on case and motherboard. I'm thinking I'd like to have thunderbolt on the mobo. I'm thinking of upgrading my GPU since I cannot say I'll never use it for games. Any suggestions on GPU?