Originally Posted by F2Player
I'm inclined to buy a Asus P8z77-V-LE on the cygnus build. It would be like this : http://i.imgur.com/e1i2sD0.png
If i get a prove on buying an i5 on an i7, i'll change it
WD Red's are pricy and slow (5400RPM's) I wouldn't buy that. I would stick with the Samsung 840 too since it's a better performer and gives more storage capacity for the money.
I wouldn't go with an i7 either:
I'd go with the i5 3570k + Hyper 212 Evo. There you can snag easily a 4.5 GHz overclock which will give it a significant advantage.
Lastly, a 500W PSU (I'd suggest the CX500M which is way more convenient to work with since it's modular) will be more than enough even overclocked. Mind you, Ivy Bridge chips have 77W TDP, and the HD 7950 has 200W TDP.