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Advice Needed First Build - Art/Gaming Rig

Hi,

I'm trying to build a PC that I can use at home to work on, as well as be able to play games. I'm an artist at a game company, and I work heavily in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects (All CS6). I also have a Cintiq (22 HD), that I would like to use without lag/delay issues (I have a laptop atm, which just can't handle the Cintiq at all q.q) I'd like to keep the tower on the smaller side, but I'm willing to settle for a full tower if need be.

I also have the option of saving money by using my significant other's hand-me-down CPU and GPU (i5-2500k Sandy Bridge, GTX 560) - please let me know if this is a good idea or will be a problem :)

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next two months.

Budget Range: ~1,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Use cintiq, use Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Play games, Video Chat, watching movies, surfing web

Parts Not Required: Cintiq, Gaming Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Parts Preferences: Intel, nVIDIA

Overclocking: Maybe - not right this moment, but perhaps down the road

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - not right this moment, but perhaps down the road

RAID: 1 TB HDD for storage, maybe SSD boot.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: Games are like MMO RPGs, League of Legends, Skype/video chat...hard core gamer stuff

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WISHLIST:

CASE
BIG QUESTION!!! Can I get away with a midsize case or do I need to go full? Thanks!

POWER SUPPLY
COOLER MASTER GXII RS750-ACAAB1-US 750W ATX 12V V2.31 80 PLUS
PSU

PROCESSOR
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
CPU

HARD DRIVE
WD Purple WD10PURX 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
1TB HDD

MOTHERBOARD
MSI CSM-B75MA-P45 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
mobo

VIDEO CARD
MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
GPU

RAM 2x (16g total)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
16GB RAM

CD/DVD BURNER
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Optical Drive

PERIPHERALS - MONITOR, KEYBOARD
ASUS VS Series VS198D-P Black 19" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
Monitor

Logitech MK120 Black USB Wired Slim Desktop
Keyboard

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This is my first attempt at building a computer. I realize that it is a bit ambitious of a project, but I'm asking for advice because I don't want to make any huge mistakes.

My priorities are - Performance, Stability, Upgradability, Aesthetics

Thanks in advance!
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    you could go with a smaller case 'cause your mobo is micro atx. also, I'd go with an XFX PSU instead of a cooler master based on my experience.
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