My First Build
If your goal is simply max framerates, you are wasting your money on such an expensive motherboard, case, and windows 7 ultimate (do you need more than home for some reason ?). You'll get max graphics power with more graphics muscle. You've got the budget for 2x670/680 or 2x7950/7970 in crossfire. Pair that with a beefier Power supply and you'll have a better system for the money. Or stick with a single powerful graphics card like the 680 or 7970, and spend the extra on some of those Korean monitors that are IPS and run 2560x1440 and are absolutely beautiful (and only $300ish apiece instead of $999)
This would be good.
Saved money on OS and Mobo, added to the GPU.
Will play every game Maxed out.
And will do awesome Software work too
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($426.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)