Help with semi budget gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: within 6 months

Budget Range: $1200-$1500max.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming netflix, web browsing.

Parts Not Required: Speakers/headset, mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Want to go with a new i5, 24 to 27" LED monitor, no real pref. on video card.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not REAL picky on my case, but I do not want a cheap one, I do want a nice looking/functioning on the larger size mid to full tower case with good airflow.. I would like to go with something like a Corsair H80 for CPU cooling but if an air cooler is cheaper, bring it on! I want to overclock the i5 to 4ghz and have good temps.

Will mainly play Battlefield 3, Starcraft 2 and Company of Heroes 2 when it comes out...

DO NOT have to MAX the game, but the best build for the money.

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  1. The only things I will suggest are the Cooler master Hyper 212 evo cpu cooler. It is $34 and can overclock to 5 GHz+. Why do you need parts now? wait 5 1/2 months so you get better advice based on current sales.
  2. Agree with the wait till you are closer to purchase date. Price fluctuates - firm up your build 2-3 weeks prior.
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