Looking for Advice on Animation Build

Okay guys, here's the deal. I'm a 3D Animation student and I'm looking to build a system. This isn't the first build I've done but it will the most expensive. Also I've looked through this forum and a few others and noticed the minimal amount of info on systems built for animation work so any threads/articles on the subject you can point me towards will be much appreciated. As for the topic of video cards I am aware that Nvidia has nerfed the 400 and 500 GTX cards in relation to Animation. However I'm not sure if AMD has done the same with their cards. I am considering the Quadro 4000 but am not sure if the difference in price is worth it at this stage. So here is what I've got at this point.


Approximate Purchase Date: Early next month

Budget Range: $2000-$2500 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Animation(Lightwave 10), Adobe CS5, videogaming, movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse, HDD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: Intel processor

Overclocking: Yes (4.5 GHz, 27/7)

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1080 or better

Additional Comments: Preferably quiet as it will be in my bedroom but not deal breaker.


Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225


CPU:
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492


Motherboard:
ASRock X79 Extreme4 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157282


Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233197


Video Card:
ASUS HD7970-3GD5-3DI2S Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121485


PSU:
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011


Monitor:
ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153


Optical Drive:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


Cooling:
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017


Also I am curious if the PSU I have listed would be enough if I decided to later put in 1 or 2 more video cards as well as additional harddrives and a custom waterloop. I do have a feeling I'll have to go up to 1200watts. Anyway, any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. The power supply wiill keep a Sli os Crossfire setup.If you want to put 3 video cards you need amore powerfull PSU.
    One of these will be enough :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151109
    Seasonic have more PCIE conectors 8 x 6+2pin.
  2. Thanks man, thats what I was thinking. I probably go with the Corsair. Anything else?
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