My gaming pc build (review)

So these are the parts I'm planing on getting soon, it's my first build and I'm not a pro at this. So is everything compatible? What would u guys change? My budget is $3000 and I want something BEAST that will last long.. Thanks to everyone :D

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($379.88 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Memory Express)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
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Will I be overclocking? Yes

How many monitors? One
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  1. You built a nice rendering pc and editing pc. You only need an i5 3570k. I would only get an this motherboard asus p8z77-VLK
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837
    more than you have to. For a gaming rig, 8gb ram is easily enough. I would only get one ssd if I were you, I can't see how you would need more than that. I personally wouldn't get a sound card.
    Then I the 7970 ghz edition
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125439
    it is generally stronger than the 680 and cheaper. With all of this money saved, you would only need about $50 more to be able to get another 7970 ghz so you could crossfire them. The build I am suggesting would kill the original.
  2. Will I get the same gaming performance with the i5? And I plan on crossfireing the 680 in the future... Thanks for ur reply
  3. Yes you will get the same performance. The 7970 ghz is a better card though, especially for the money.
  4. Is the 7970 better in durability as well? Ive heard that it consumes more energy and that it gets hotter...
  5. It is true that it consumes more energy. But it doesn't get to hot.
    Here is a review comparing heat and power consumption
    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/37209-geforce-gtx-680-vs-radeon-hd-7970-clocks/?page=10
    They really don't appear to be that far apart. This surprised me too.
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