@StrifeWolfe: Sucks about the car (BTW, I'm curious as to what model, but OK if you don't want to mention).
[NOTE: Nothing below is priced check so you might find cheaper prices elsewhere]
Case: Why the C70 black instead of the C70 in "military" green
? I think that would be the perfect "military case" unless you're up for a real challenge
PSU - The SeaSonic X-1250
might be a better choice. It got a really good review at JonnyGuru and cost about the same. "Gold" vs."Platinum" not an issue IMO.
SSD/HDD: SSD (OS/programs) = Samsung 840Pro 256GB
Great drive. 2x fast as 840 write (not as important as read, but still...), and importantly (IMO) has a higher rated life-cycle & longer warranty (5 year warranty vs. 3 year). Read of few reviews on the 840Pro and you'll see. HDD: WD Caviar Black 2TB
Older design (maybe still four platters), but still pretty fast as HDD goes + 5 year warranty. Should be as/more reliable compared to other large HDDs. I've been using one for over 2 years and so far so good. FWIW, WD might be coming out with a newer version using 2 platters so you might want to keep an eye on that. A 2 platter 2TB Caviar Black wold be a great data HDD IMO. FYI - Advantage of separate OS/programs & data drives is that if you ever need to reinstall/clean install your OS (virus/whatever), your data is still safe on a separate drive. Plus, SSD speed much more helpful for OS/programs, and all that data writing in on another drive rather than reducing SSD life. Finally, less stuff on your SSD = better overall performance (not a huge difference, but a difference nonetheless.)
GPUs: Since you don't use any GPU compute/accelerate software that requires NVIDIA (ex. PremeirPro/Encore, etc.), I suggest 2x Radeon 7970GE (3GB) over GTX680 for the best overall gaming performance. AMD 384bit memory interface even with 3GB > GTX680 4GB 256bit interface at higher resolutions IMO. Just be prepared to add some fans for extra cooling. Definitely want non-reference design like this one
or the ones you listed. FWIW, going with a good non-reference design "plain" 7970 might OC just as well as a GE, but not 100% sure about that. FWIW, AMD is offering Crysis 3 free with purchase of 7800 or 7900 card right now.
However, 2 x 7970 may not be the best value play. From what I've read, the 7950 "Boost" cards OC very well and offer very close performance to a 7970. Rather than 2x7970, you might consider 2x7950 3GB "Boost" such as this
, or even this
. NOTE: These are just examples rather than any specific recommendation though HIS 7950 IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB
seems to have some good reviews (right side of web-page). I think the Sapphire Vapor-X model also has good reviews.
Need to get back to you on the motherboard & other.