If you're going to run the OS off a mechanical drive, get a WD Black, not Blue, otherwise get an SSD and use the Blue for data storage. +1 to e_X, get a case with USB 3.0 (Antec 302 or whatever one appeals to you). I"d also consider a fan controller for an $1100 build. Maybe consider a Corsair or CM PSU too.
1-10, I'll go 6.5
I chose the black at first, but I was recommended to change it. Back to black I go then.