$1500-$1800 Gaming Build Advice

Hi! I've posted a little bit earlier in the year asking for advice, and now that a few months have passed and new hardware is either out or coming out very soon, I have tweaked the build I have been working on. This would be my first build. here is the link. I am looking to start purchasing early next month. Is there anything I could change that would give me better performance and bring it within my budget? It's not a strict budget, but the cheaper the better. One side question: Is the 680 worth it, or would it be better to just go with the 670? Is it easy to overclock? I have never done it before.

This build would only be used for gaming, as I have a laptop for everything else. I want to be able to play games like BF3 or Crysis or Skyrim on Full Highest Settings. By the monitor, you can see I will be playing on a single 1920x1080 monitor. Would these components achieve that? As I understand, they should, but it's always best to get a second opinion.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated and is strongly encouraged, and thank you all in advance!
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  1. A 750w psu is plenty of juice for dual 670's in SLI.

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  2. Looks good. Case and PSU are a little pricey though.
  3. Would work no problem. Just stick with Home Premium 64 bit. Should only be 100 + or - 20 bucks. I would go with Why_Me's advice for case, PSU, and MoBo. Yours wil have alot of features that will not help you achieve what you really want. I think the gtx 670 is a very good choice. Price and performance, I thinik it is a better GPU than the 680.
  4. On the case: I really really like the look, and the extra space. I might go to water cooling later on and I definitely will be considering SLI when it's time for an upgrade.
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