Medium/High End Ivy Bridge Gaming/Homework build

Hi!

I will be building a new PC soon and I'm looking for recommendations. Below, I have listed the parts I'm thinking of getting, feel free to make any adjustments.

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid July

Budget Range: SGD$1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Homework (PowerPoint Presentation, Word), Music Composing (Sibelius), Gaming (e.g. TF2, BF3, MW3), Multimedia, Internet Surfing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None (walk-in purhase)

Location: Brunei, South East Asia (anywhere in Malaysia will be okay)

Parts Preferences:
Motherboard:
Asus Maximus V Gene
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3

RAM:
Platinum 16GB DDR3-1600 C9
Dominator 16GB DDR3-1600 C11

Case:
Corsair 350D Windowed Micro ATX

HDD:
WD Green 1TB
WD Green

Graphics Card:
HD7870
HD7850

Processor:
i5 3750k

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Additional Comments: aesthetically pleasing, Micro ATX, silent

Thanks
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  1. Get whichever RAM is cheaper. (they both are overpriced) Get 8gb

    Get whatever motherboard is cheaper. (actually scrap them both and get a cheaper board)

    Use this saved money to get an hd7950.
  2. tiny voices said:
    Get whichever RAM is cheaper. (they both are overpriced) Get 8gb

    Get whatever motherboard is cheaper. (actually scrap them both and get a cheaper board)

    Use this saved money to get an hd7950.


    Hey! Thanks for the reply.
    I am not planning to have really good graphics though. I think the HD7950 is too expensive. Also, I am planning to get a windowed case, so I'd like to have a good looking RAM and Motherboard.
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