$1700 Gaming build

Im back again with revised build and some more cash dumped into it. Iv already ordered most of the components but it is possible to cancel and re-order stuff if something is catastrophically bad. So tell me what you think of the build.
NOTE: Australian prices here, so isn't as cheap like the stuff on Newegg or Amazon. These prices include GST.

Approximate Purchase Date: This/next week

Budget Range: $1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, General use, Infrequent video rendering

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, optical drive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MSY , PC Case Gear , uMart
Country: Victoria, Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, AMD GPU. Got a Full Tower case for longevity, basically it will never be replaced because it will fit anything I could throw at it.

Overclocking: Yes, both CPU and GPU

SLI or Crossfire: Future upgrade

Monitor Resolution: Primary: 1920x1080, Secondary: 1440x900 (games dont run on secondary monitor)

Additional Comments: Emphasis on longevity with only core upgrades (GPU, CPU, Mobo). Also would be good if it looked great as well (hence the LED strips and Fans). The non-stock fans are needed as I'm going to transfer the stock ones onto another PC.

What I have ordered.
NOTE: Some of the prices are from my local store and aren't what the link would otherwise say.

i5 3570k

Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2Gb

Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200RPM 64MB cache

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB

G. Skill 8gb 1600Mhz (2x4Gb)

Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80+ Silver fully modular.

AsRock Z77 Extreme4

Coolermaster HAF-X

Optical Drive
Sony AD7200S
Salvaged from previous PC

Fan Controller
NZXT Sentry Mix

LED Strips X2
Bitfenix Alchemy Connect 30cm RED
$19 X 2 = $38

CPU Cooler
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO

200mm Fan X2
Coolermaster Megaflow 200 Red LED

140mm Fan
Xigmatek CLF-F1452

120mm CPU Fan X 2
Coolermaster Rifle Red
$11 X 2 = $22

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

Adds up to $1681.60. Planning to use the remaining cash for small things like SATA cables/screws if I need them.
Anything glaringly wrong? Any feedback is appreciated.
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  1. I know you said you prefer AMD GPU. However, price and performance-wise, the gtx 670 is a better GPU.

    I think the fans are a bit excessive. Your build is not going to get anywhere near hot. Just thought you may want to save a few bucks there unless you want them purely for aesthetics.

    Other than that, good choices.
  2. I would have gotten a GTX 670 if I had the cash, but unfortunately I don't. A 670 starts at $500 and goes up from there.

    While a HD7870 is around $360 to $420.

    And its competitor on Nvidia's side (GTX 570) costs the same with less performance, and going up to the 580 costs almost as much as the 670.

    And I'l admit, most of those fans are for looks.

    Thanks for the feedback.
  3. aahh.. ic.. Here in North America the price difference between the two is significantly less (360 for the 7870 and 400 for the gtx 670). That is unfortunate.
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