Help me with my Build (~1100)

I'm looking to build my own computer. I do a lot of 3D modelling and designing for school, mostly work with AutoCAD and Revit. Recently I started to do some video editing with Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Effects.

These are the parts that I was planing to buy:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($135.99 @ Computer Valley)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1093.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 21:15 EST-0500)

Please comment on how i can make it better while keeping it in my budget.

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  1. Do you do any video games? The 550 Ti is on the low end for gaming, but otherwise it's an excellent build.

    Do you intend to overclock the 2600K?
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1142.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 22:31 EST-0500)
  3. If autocad is important, consider going with a 2011 socket. You'll still be able to use an i7, but that chipset is more expandable and better suited for rendering.
  4. there is no way in earth someone will be able to get a 2011 Socket in $1000 build that would be worth it
  5. Dont bother with 2011 socket with $1000 build. Anyway, Haswell is coming out so no point in getting a 2011 CPU when you could just get an ivy and use the money saved for haswell when it comes out
  6. Best answer selected by crucialmangoz.
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