PCPartPicker part list:

So here i have compiled all the components I will be purchasing, the i7 + the amazon orders Ive already bought.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($260 @ Craigslist)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($58.27 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.98 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total (tax+shipping):605.58 NEED SOME HELP WITH ABOVE

Grand Total: $1607.14

I was wondering if there is anything I'm missing, recommendations, cheaper alternative sites, installation tips of specific components, etc. Any kind of input will be greatly appreciated! :D

Other notes
-I do plan on OCing the cpu + gpu
-I do plan on moving to SLI (waiting for the gtx780)
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More about build advice please
  1. -i7s are not for games. if you do happen to do a fair bit of work, keep it
    -if this is a gaming system, 8gb is fine, but if this is a workstation, get 16gb
    -caviar blacks are no better than any other drive. they perform the same as their blue drives. just with more warranty. i wouldnt get it
    -a fractal R4 would be cheaper and a better case overall if you ask me. fancy designs get boring pretty fast
    -id get a larger SSD from the money saved
    -if you can use 100% of the features found on the v-pro, then get that board. otherwise i have something else in mind
    -there are cheaper and better 750w units out there than the corsair
    -dont get a membrane. get mechanical
  2. oh and there are cheaper 670s out there
  3. Thanks for the reply.

    This build is for primarily for 3d rendering with moderate gaming.
    as for ram I will upgrade to 16gb once I see how well the low volt + profile samsung operates.
    -the HDD, case, and mobo I already purchased =/
    -I was debating between the 830 and 840. But I hear the 830 is for benchmarking, so I suppose the 840 will suffice?
    -As for the psu + keyboard any recommendations?
  4. if you are rendering 3d graphics in programs such as maya, you are much more likely to benefit from a quadro card. but if its not too serious, a geforce card can do

    get this

    if you dont plan to overclock, this would perform the same

    + this CPU. its a i7 at a i5 price. it doesnt have graphics
  5. Not sure if you read it but some components (bought off amazon), I have already purchased. But yes I do plan on overclocking.
  6. id return everything but the OS and the case. if you are to be charged with fees, well, you cant do much now.
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