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[Build Ready] $1600 Desktop - Overclocking and Gaming. Linux Compatible?

Hi BuildAPC,
After dealing with Intel Integrated Graphics since 2010, I'm finally ready to build myself a desktop that can play modern games at higher than 20 FPS. I do plan to overclock, and I don't particularly like the idea of having a massive CPU cooler hanging off of my motherboard, so I went with the H100 water cooler.
The Sabertooth, I'm a little skeptical about, but the 5 year warranty is nice, I've personally always had excellent experiences with Asus Support, and the board is aesthetically pleasing to me.
The areas I'm really not sure on are the video card and power supply.
I've never had a computer with a dedicated graphics card, and I don't see any blatantly obvious reason to go with either nVidia or ATI, so any advice on which way to go would be much appreciated. I do plan on doing some Bitcoin mining with whatever card I get, at least until my Jalapeno gets here, and I do normally dual boot Windows 7 with either Arch or Fedora Linux, but I don't know what the current status of drivers is there.
For the power supply, PC Part Picker is estimating 350 W, but I know it'll go higher once I start overclocking. I realize it probably won't hit 1000, but when the price difference from 750 to 1000 W is $10.00, why not? Can anyone attest to how quiet this "Silent" power supply is? If it is too much overkill and not really quiet, could someone recommend a similarly priced, modular, 500W+, Efficency Certified, quiet PSU?
One idea that I've been working in is modding the Switch 810 so that the top vents instead of being manually controlled, would be automatically opened and closed by an AVR that draws power from the PSU and that measures the internal case temperature with a thermocouple. I'd then replace the vent handle with a three postion switch that sets the vents as open, closed, or automatically controlled. The only thing is, I don't have the case yet and the datasheet wasn't very clear on how the vents actuate. Does anyone have this case? If so, how does the open/close mechanism actually work?
Apologies for the essay and so many questions! Please let me know if there are any concerns or if there are other options that I should consider before I start this build. Thanks!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $219.98 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $85.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card $387.86 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Switch 810 (Gun Metal) ATX Full Tower Case $179.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1628.77
Note: I already have a 240 GB SanDisk Extreme SSD, so that'll hold my operating systems and program files.
Edit: I updated the PSU to a 650 Watt one, and switched to a 7970. I'm going to go do some reading on Linux support for the 7970. Thanks for the recommendations!
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