Please provide feedback/advice on my i7 system build....

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Please provide feedback/advice on my i7 system build....

Time to build a new desktop WorkStation.  My primary uses will include photo editing with Lightroom and Photoshop, three D graphics using Three D studio Max, Maya and Mud Box, HD video editing  using Premier and After Affects and some Web Design. I seldom run games.  I'm running two Dell U2410's.
I have picked the MSI motherboard due to its support for 128gb ram, superior auido and other high end features. The second for its rep for solid value/performance. Opinions.
I am uncertain about ssd Raid0, some say it really helps performance, others say it makes for good benchmarks without real  world improvement.
Finally, I would like some advice on video cards.  I prefer nVidia to ATI, but I'm not sure which  chip to go for.  The six fifties are cheaper, but the 660 provides more CUDA cores.  I'm not sure about the difference between TI versions and non TI versions.
Any advice is appreciated.  Thank you for your expertise.
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
$329 w/ship
MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$219 w/ship
ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$240 w/ship
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL
Hard Drive
2 ea. ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Optical Drive
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back - BH14NS40
ZALMAN Z11 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply
Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply
Total     $1280
or     1150

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