1200$ New build component compatibility?

Help me choose parts for my 2nd home build.

The approximate purchase date: this week.

Budget Range: 1200$.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Websites for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com

Overclocking: No

Country: Sweden

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

I would prefer a quiet PC, but performance is still more important.

Preferred parts:
Case: Fractal Define R3
Mobo: P8Z77-V Deluxe (Not confirmed yet, depends on advice from this thread)
Memory: 8GB memory (1866MHZ)
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 LGA1155 (Ivy Bridge)
120GB SSD

I have been looking up as much info as I could. Please help me finalize this build?
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  1. If you're not gaming, get the i5-3570k. HT won't provide benefits in gaming for a long time. For the SSD, I have the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB and it is excellent. I highly recommend it. The non-deluxe version is only $125.
  2. What about editing graphic things then?

    It will be used for gaming.
    I know its cheaper, but what are the differences?

    Thats a rather affordable SSD.

    Another one:
    Is it true that an Ivy Bridge can use both the built in graphic card and on top of that another graphic card?
  3. i5-3570k has 4 cores 4 thread; i7-3770k has 4 cores 4 threads but with 4 extra threads when HT is enabled. The 4 extra threads are not used in games atm nor will be for a while to come (longer than most people keep a gaming system). For video editing, there are apps that are multi-threaded, so the 4 extra threads will be useful there.
  4. So if I can save around 150$ on getting an I5 versus, is that solely a better choice?
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