Blimey, that was a lot of text! Good job on making it this far.
Now, I'd like to ask a few questions, but first, let me just pre-empt a few.
1. Yes, I know the I7 offers no improvement over the I5 for gaming. But I want to use it for higher working productivity as well as gaming.
2. Also, I know that the GTX 670 won't get full PCIe3. However, seeing as I'm only playing in 1920x1080, memory constraints shouldn't be a problem.
3. On a related note, I'm not interested in Ivy bridge. Sandy Bridge is better for overclocking.
1. How reliable is the motherboard for overclocking. Tom's hardware had problems with this board when they tried to overclock it before. Was this a one-off, or should I go for another motherboard altogether? http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/overclock-cpu-sli-ssd,rev...
2. Do these peripherals look alright? I'm getting them on the cheap, so I'd like to know whether there's massive reliability problems with any of them and I should opt for a better model.
3. Will my PSU support all my parts? Bear in mind that I'm overclocking these parts and using a lot of fans.
4. How are my system parts generally? Do they go well together? Are any of my suppliers unreliable?
Thanks for all your help. Looking forward to seeing your replies.
Kinda surprised at how low-budget your case is compared to the rest of your build. Also, you could save like $40 bucks and go with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 cpu heatsink. One of the top rated heatsinks out there, and amazingly one of the cheapest.