I've spent quite a bit of time poring over the forums and tom's reviews, but this is my first PC build. As such I'm looking for any suggestions for better components for the money, or if I erred in one of my choices.
A two monitor solution is awesome but the monitors seem small unless you lack desk space. I would get a 27in 3d 120hz and save for another in the future. The samsung273xx model has been going for cheap just doesn't have display port. I know the 279xx has DP, but not sure about 277xx. 278xx is the higher res version without 3d, but I think most new monitors will be higher res and cheaper soon anyway.
The better 7xxx amd board you get the better.
But your build is really the best value out there I think, I like it.
The only thing I would suggest is a hyper 212 evo instead of the plus. The evo has a more powerful fan. It is 36 dollars on microcenter, and can help if you plan to overclock that 2500k. The plus is still very good though.
As for the motherboard... The only real difference that I see is the extreme 4 can sli 3 video cards, while the extreme 3 can only(heh) sli two. The extreme 4 has more CPU power phases, but this will only help if you are planning on pushing it past 5ghz(doubt it). I think it also has a couple more sata ports and 2 more USB 3.0 ports over the extreme 3.
I personally would go for the cheaper extreme 3 and put my money elsewhere.
Certainly don't need 2 monitors, but I like the extra wide display of 2 side by side. And thanks for the input, looking at your suggestions so far. Also, as to the SSD I had read the OCZ's weren't all that reliable.
Difference between the fatality and the extreme 3 is similar to the extreme 4. The fatality supports 3 way sli, but has more sata ports and USB 3.0 ports. Only difference here is that it has a LOT more USB 3.0 ports and a LOT of sata 3 ports. That said... It is only if you need that stuff.