Essentially, I want it to play all of the latest games (BF3, skyrim, yada yada) at 1080p with great frame rates. I decided to go slightly overboard with the PSU because I want to upgrade to SLI in the future with a second card.
However, the build came out to a tad bit more than expected. I want to cut the costs in the places that would sacrifice the least performance to get it to around $1000. Right now it totals to around $1173 without the video card.
I was thinking about going a bit cheaper on the CPU and motherboard, but I'm not sure exactly what my best option is here.
 Also, it seems as though a cheaper case is an obvious solution. However, I want one with good air flow and cable management. I chose the one above because corsair seems to have excellent cable management in the back of the case.
1: get a i5 3570k as its 100$ cheaper and they perform the same as i7 in gaming situations
2: i would get a beefier cooler so that its more quiet and better temps although hyper 212 plus is good.
3: 16gbs of ram is total overkill in non-gaming situations. 8gb is more than enough to power 50+ tabs in browsers. (most games dont even use 4gbs)
4: a gigabyte z77x-ud3h or a msi z77a-gd65 are great but cheaper alternaties to the ud5 board. wifi cards are pretty cheap too elsewhere.
5: a 650w nowadays is more than enough to power 2 cards. i suggest a hx750w if you have really high-end stuff in the future
6: if you like the 600t, i would get the black one because it is cheaper. or maye yo can get the corsair carbide 300r
7: i would go with a seagate barracuda 1tb with 64mb of cache. it is cheaper and performs about the same. also for this price range, i would recommend getting something like a crucial 128gb ssd
8: for a video card, i recommend getting a gtx670. it is so much better than gtx 580 or 570. you dont need the extra frame buffer since you are running at 1080p.
Would the i7 help significantly with running computer algebra software such as maple or sage? I'm doing some research in my school's math department, but I'm guessing an i5 should still do just about as fine for running those things.
As for the case, I was going to get the cheaper black on but for $20 more the white one looks so much better
Thanks for the replies though, guys. I think I'm going to drop down to the i5 and get only 8gb ram instead of 16. That combo deal Proximon provided for the mobo+CPU is also pretty sick. I think I might get that.