well acording to your selections you must have a high budget amount that you are working with and there are some things that you are ok with and some that you don't really need and would be better off getting something else less expensive and putting the money in something else.
PSU-OK it is a good choice and you will need the extra watts when you put in water cooling.
Case - OK a case is always a personal choice as to what you like to look at. It is on the expensive side and if that is what you want that is your choice just to let you know that there are a lot cheaper cases to go with.
Mobo - Very expensive and you could easily shave $100 off with another MB.
CPU - Same as with the MB. can save $100 here with a 2500k
CPU cooler - OK.
Ram - ?
SSD - A Corsair Force GT 120gb would be better
GPU - You are going to buy these two now and then in a month upgrade to the 7970?
Sound Card - Not needed
Drives - OK
I would think that you could make better use of your budget if you are open to these suggetons. I can give you suggestons for the water cooling in another post. I have a custom two loop system with one loop cooling three GTX 580's and the other loop cooling the cpu and ram.
any help would be lovely, as for the ram, i got 4 sticks for 80 bucks for all 4 so i got a really good deal, as for the GPU's, im buying these for now then when the 7070's get some driver updates im going to use the 6970's for my GF's computer, as for the mobo i have a color scheme going on and i would prefer to stick to that.
I think that the Ivy Bridge is going to be 1155 socket at first but later there will be a new chipset and new socket. So no budget , well we have something in common because that's how I build my computer. My current build I think went about $8000 and I just get parts untill I'm satisfied. I don't know how good you can see the picture but that's my computer in the picture. The case is a Cooler Master Half-X that has been modded.
So do you want me to suggest a top notch build?
Well a case is a personal preference and at the higher prices all the cases have great air flow and good fans and a lot of extras. I like the Half-X and it is a full tower with so much in it for extra options it's a great case. You can even fit water cooling radiators inside. But I think that I will leave the case to your discrection.
I noticed that you had selected a 23" monitor and you said your Gf had three so do you only want the one small one or are you interested in a larger screen or muliple screens. This one is something that I am looking into and it's a 27" that has a resolution of 2560x1440;
Are you going to do the water cooling for the 6970's or the 7970's because the water blocks are not interchangeable and they are made for the specific card so the block for the 6970 will not fit the 7970. So you might be waiting for the 7970?