Gaming Rig good enough

Hi guys,

I'm building a new rig in the next week and need some opinions if it'll be good enough. It'll be primarily for gaming (BF3, Guild Wars 2, FPS, strategy) with the option to do video editing, Photoshop, and act as a server from time to time. Not really on a budget but would like to be below $2,000. I intend to eventually overclock to hopefully 4.5ghz but not before breaking it in. I have the monitors for Eyefinity for future use. The current build is below:

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) - I know it's overkill for gaming but eh.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

Can't decide between the below mobo's. Leaning towards the RIVE in case I upgrade to better videocards later.
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802
or
ASUS Sabertooth X79
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801&Tpk=sabertooth%20x79

2 X unlocked 6950's-->$180 for both - couldn't pass this deal up and I'm happy with their performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987

NZXT Phantom - Haven't decided on a color yet but the pics are easier to view when the inside is red. I'll be adding all the possible fans it can support.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146066

No clue on the power supplies. Are the below any good?
SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151110
or
KINGWIN LZP-1000 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121089

Looking for something with good boot times. I like the capacity/price/performance of the Samsung.
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164
or
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233211
or
Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249014

Once again, stumped on this category. 16gb should be more than enough? Do I need DDR3 2133?
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231501

Simple and does the job. Let me know of better options.
Corsair H100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017
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