I'm a lil lost on the reason for dropping the i7 to i5?
The performance difference between the i5 and the i7 is not enough to justify the cost difference. See http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsec ... temid=1061
and whats the difference between the 770 and 780 ti cards and should i run 2 cards?
The GTX 780 Ti performs better than the GTX 770. You can see a comparison here http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1072?vs=1037
The only time I would recommend having two cards in a system is if you're trying to run 4K displays, or you find a pair of cards that has a better price/performance ratio than a higher end card.
can you explain the ssd part again
This is a kind of complicated topic.
Basically SSDs have two advantages: transfer rates and latency. Transfer rate is how fast the file moves from the drive to its destination (at the limitation of how fast the destination can accept). When loading programs, this is always RAM. So it sounds like if you have a faster transfer rate, things should load faster. This is always true on an SSD vs. a hard drive. However, the amount of performance gains depreciates rapidly depending on what needs to be loaded, how many things needed to be loaded, and if the program needs to initialize its data. For example, Windows 7 on an HDD typically for me loaded within 50 seconds from a cold boot. An SSD has 5 times the transfer rate, but it can only load Windows 7 within 30-35 seconds.
Latency is how fast the drive can find the file and start the transfer. I find this more useful because a lot of file requests are small files and a bunch of them. Latency adds up real quick. For instance, if you had to read 10000 files that total 1GB versus a single file of 1GB, transfer rates considered equal, it would take longer to do the 10000 files because there's latency involved in finding those 10000 files. On a hard drive, the average latency is say 20ms, so you have 200 seconds of wait time at the worst case. On an SSD the average latency is 0.01ms, so it's only adding 0.1 seconds.
The primary disadvantage of a SSD is that it's limited in the amount of times you can write data to it. For most SSDs though, this isn't a cause for concern (it's 10,000 writes per flash cell). However, Samsung's 840 series uses a type of flash that is only expected to last for 1000 writes.
However the bit about low-bandwidth files, there's no performance benefit from residing on an SSD since they require very low transfer rates. The worst you can expect from a movie is like dozens of megabytes a second, and that's if it's a raw video feed. And if you constantly write to them, it's adding to the write cycles on an SSD.
and the monitor id like to run up to the best quality i can play on and looks on the screen. i wish to play on ultra settings if available.
Quality of a monitor depends on what you care about. Do you want to see faster frame rates? Do you care if colors look different from different spots of the monitor even if you're seeing the monitor head on?