First time build, need opinions!

So this is my first build I was wondering if I could get some feedback on the component choices I have made:

CPU: Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor.
CPU coolant: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler.
GPU: Duel SLI (Two) EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256 bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card.
RAM: 16gigs
Motherboard: EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
PS: High Current Pro HCP-750 750W.
SSD: (Two) Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive.
Optical: Single DVD burner.
OS: Windows 7 Home premium 64bit.
Monitor: Asus VK278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor.

Also, this is primarily a gaming computer. I want a decent build and so far the options above seemed most favorable for my set goal. I am not yet as knowledgeable as most of the people on this forum and would greatly appreciate some opinions and/or criticism on the selected build. Thanks ahead of time!

Edit: Ok changed the motherboard, I think the CPU and MB works together now.
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  1. What did you do - look for the most expensive parts & hope they go together? x79 and that i7 are not compatible.
    Edit: LGA 1366 cpu and P9X79 Pro LGA 2011 do not go together
  2. Actually, I didn't really even think about compatibility, thanks for the heads up!

    yes expensive but worth it. I could have gone for duel GTX 690s but figured that would be overkill ;)
  3. How exactly can you find out whether they are compatible?

    Figured it out :D

    Anyone else give any thought to my build or how to make it better?
  4. Look for an ASRock z77 motherboard & an Intel Ivy I5-3570K cpu. Think about 2 GTX 670s - will save you a couple hundred bucks. Also - get one larger ssd.
  5. Will the i5-3570K and the GTX 670s be sufficient for optimal gaming? If so I am highly thankful for the advice!
  6. Yes - one will work extremely well - 2 would make me....
  7. Awesome! Makes me feel surprisingly confident :)
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