Need Help Finalizing Build

I plan on putting together a computer that I can use for work but can also handle most games at good settings. I plan on overclocking, but doubt I will crossfire. I live in Canada.

Here is the build I have in mind:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE --->
Processor: Core™ i5-2500K --->
Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 750W --->
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ --->
Chasis: Antec Three Hundred Versatile Mid Tower Gamer Case --->
RAM: GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit --->
HDD: Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200rpm SATA III w/ 16MB Cache --->
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA --->

A couple of things I'm debating:
1. Should I stick with above listed MoBo, or go with the Asus P8Z68-V LE --->
2. Should I get a CPU cooler?

Please comment on the build as a whole and recommend better components that are in the same price range.

Thanks in advance
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  1. What's your budget? I can probably switch things around - you should get a 7850 for your GPU instead of a 6870. I'd definitely go with the Asus board over the MSI.
  2. Agree on the HD7850. If you dont plan to CF, then even a Antec VP450 for ~$40 should be able to handle an overclocked HD7850 and 2500k.
  3. The Antec 450W can handle a 7850 OC, or do you mean the 6870?
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    precursoris said:
    The Antec 450W can handle a 7850 OC, or do you mean the 6870?

    A 7850OC. The power draw is ridiculously low even if you OC it to 1300MHz. It still doesn't hit the levels of a stock HD6870.
  5. Two more things:

    1. Should I stick to the case I listed (Antec 300) or should I get the HAF 912?
    HAF 912 --->

    2. Should I stick to the PSU I listed (OCZ ZS 750W) or should I downgrade? And to what?
    IF you can, please refer to one from here:
  6. Also, should I stay with the ASUS P8Z68-V LE or should I go for something else?

    Preferably refer from here:
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