I'm also adding Windows 7 Ultimate and probably a gaming keyboard/mouse also.
I am extremely interested in SSD, but I am a complete noobie at building a desktop so any help would be appreciated! First time for me! Thanks.
I would save up a little bit and get a 670 and a samsung / intel / OCZ ssd, myself.
As for cooling, a Hyper 212 EVO is more than enough for anything but extreme overclocking. Don't bother with liquid cooling unless you do a custom loop - but that's expensive. Things like the H60 are worthless and could ruin your entire computer.
Hey phenom, just wanted to let you know that this is a great build. I am currently building my first pc and I've been researching for months now. I have a $650 budget because I am 14 and all of the money I am spending is my own. My 650 dollar build will run most games on high and all on medium. I build like yours will run all games on high and all on ultra with a tiny bit of fps drop. This build is incredible, and with the leftover money I would buy an 80 or 128 gb ssd. SSDs are more expensive but are new technology so they can load the data on it a lot quicker. Your 1tb is more than enough storage, but with an ssd you can install your operating system and your most demanding games on it so they load even quicker! Also, don't buy a very expensive keyboard and mouse. Spend around 100 dollars on a razer keyboard and 70 on a mouse and the rest of the money on a nice monitor and windows 7 (Ben Q is a great brand if affordable for you). Overall, this is an incredible rig and will last for quite a while. If you have any leftover money, save it for a new upgrade in the future or extra fans (cooling your system is critical). Concerning liquid cooling, I am not very knowledgeable and would only get it installed by a pro because if an accident happens 1500 dollars might go down the drain. Installation for any parts I am not very knowledgable about either I only know the stats and hardware very well so ya....... Good Luck