Looking for feedback on the below setup

This will be a system that I hope to keep for 5-10 years so what might be overkill today may not be down the road. This won't be used for games, but a lot of multitasking, maybe some video editing and resource intensive applications. The only thing I've bought so far is the case and an additional case fan.

i7-3770K (not planning to overclock initially)

MSI Z77A-G41 Intel 7 Series Z77 Motherboard - ATX, LGA 1155, Intel Z77 Chipset, 2133(OC) DDR3, SATA 6 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, Crossfire Ready

Looking for feedback on the motherboard. Something that supports 32 GB ram and preferably 3rd gen intel processors with SATA 6GB for around $100-$150. Any recommended brands or models would be appreciated. Most of what I have seen only support gen 2 processors.

16GB Ram (maybe 32 if I find a good deal)

512 GB SSD, brand depends on what's on sale and reviews.

1TB Toshiba 7200 HD

Corsair 600W builder class PSU (is that enough power?)

GPU (don't plan on playing games, only using this to get better appearance, maybe take a little strain off CPU):

XFX HD-545X-ZQH2 Radeon HD 5450 Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), DVI, HDMI, VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile


XFX ON-XFX1-STD2 One R-Series HD5450 Video Card - 512MB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x VGA, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile

XFX GeForce G210 GM210MYNF2 Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x VGA, 1x HDMI, DirectX 10, Single-link, Fan

Cooler master 430 elite case. Should have 2 fans installed already, I bought a 3rd to add.

Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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  1. Don't spend so much on the ssd. Here's some recommendations:

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-sata_6_0_gb-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TD120BW/dp/B009NHAF06/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1353342725&sr=8-6&keywords=ssd. I recommend you disable hibernation mode to save space and prevent issues with sleep mode.
    I use a 210 video card by msi; it's fanless and never overheats; I recommend it for quiet operation.
    http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2012/MidBN_Clearance-15/TE/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL111512TE&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL111512TE-_-EMC-111512-Index-_-E0-_-SeeAll (3570 is $199 with promo code; you won't benefit by getting the 3770)

    I recommend a retail box hardrive for it's packaging material; less likely to fail and comes with software for cloning, which I do alot.
  2. Thanks very much o1die, I was also considering a 3750, but I think I would go with an unlocked K version. I'll definitely look at a smaller SSD like you mentioned and save the majority of my files on the HD. All of the msi 210 video cards I have seen seem to have fans. I have been debating if I even need a card, but I guess it wouldn't hurt. I love the price of the board you sent the link for, but some of the reviews scare me. I appreciate the feedback.
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