Please critique this $2200 Sandy Bridge build - hopefully buying today

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Looking for some last minute thoughts on my build before I buy. I've got all the stuff waiting in my newegg.com shopping cart and will be buying today unless you guys make me think twice about something.

This is primarily a gaming build, and I'll be overclocking it as far as I can on air. I'll be hooking this up to an ASUS VW266H 25" 1920x1200 monitor that I already have, and hope to run all games at max settings. I don't need keyboard/mouse/speakers either.

Here are the components I've selected:

Motherboard:
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard $189.99
This is probably the component I'm the least certain about, so input here would be great.

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K $329.99

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH $159.99

Power Supply:
OCZ Z Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W ATX12V 2.3/ EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $239.99
I know this is overkill, but I wanted something future proof as well as the Gold certification that will hopefully keep my electric bill a little lower

Case:
Antec Dark Fleet DF-30 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $109.99
Not 100% sure about this case - is it a good one? Will everything fit? [EDIT: Having some 2nd thoughts about this case. Don't think I want lights - that could be annoying if trying to watch a movie in the dark..... might look for a more performance/cooling one?]

Graphics Card:
2 x ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $599.98
I'm going to flash the BIOS on both of these to essentially turn them into 6970's

SSD:
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $218.99
Might wait on this to get a Vertex 3

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $179.99

Optical Drive:
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $15.99

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler $89.99

Total comes to $2134.89 (after a few rebates)

So please critique that build. Am I missing anything? Do I need to order any case fans? Do I need any additional cables, such as for the HDD and DVD since they're OEM. Anything else?

Thanks
 
The mb (Asus a good choice, IMO) will come with several SATA cables and at least one ribbon cable for PATA; standard....

Good plan on 6950 reflash, but, even a single 6950 turned 6970 might be anough for 1920x1200, but would certainly be a beast with a pair! good luck with it!
 

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Would it be worth going to the Deluxe version of the motherboard for more overclocking?

Any better case recommendations out there for cooling?

How about case fans.... do I need some?
 

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