New Gaming PC - feedbacks and recommendations please!

Hi, I am going to build a gaming PC for the first time. I have chosen most of the parts except for the case so I need a recommendation for that. My budget is £700 ($1100) or below. Anyway here's what I got:

CPU: Intel-I5-2500k
£160 ($250)

Graphics card: Radeon HD 7850
£180 ($281)

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155
£85 ($133)

Hard drive: Seagate Momentus XT 500GB
£67 ($105)

Optical drive: LiteOn IHOS104-06 4xBlu-ray, 8x DVD Reader OEM
£43 ($67)

PSU: 750W OCZ ZT Modular PSU
£83 ($130)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB Memory - DIMM 240-pin - 1600 MHz ( PC3-12800 )
£37 ($58)

That leaves me £45 for a case. I need one with 7 expansion slots, decent airflow, don't mind too much about aesthetics. Should I get a full tower or will a mid tower suffice?

I won't need to buy an OS. I am planning to connect to my 1080p 16:9 HDTV. I won't be overclocking for now so I suppose I don't need an aftermarket fan until I plan to? I might do a crossfire upgrade (much later) if there are new games in the future that demand it.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Good, but get an i5-3570k.
  2. Also make sure your RAM is low profile.
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    Good, but get an i5-3570k.

    The reason I chose i5-2500k instead is because I heard it can overclock higher than i5-3570k. Also I heard Ivy Bridge runs hotter than Sandy Bridge?

    Also make sure your RAM is low profile.

    I don't know what low profile RAM is.
  4. Low profile means it doesn't have tall heatsinks. i5-3570k doesn't need to be OCed higher to get the same performance. It only gets hot if you increase the voltage.
  5. People keep saying about the low profile RAM being a necessity. PEOPLE, I feel like I keep repeating myself, Corsair Vengeance high profile does not hinder the installation of CoolerMaster 212 evos, 212 plus, or HyperN520s. I am not speculating or theorizing this, I have verified it with my own two eyes and hands.

    AS far as the 2500K vs 3570K, theres no reason to pay more for either one. Yes the 3570K has a slightly lower overclock, however in the end if you max either one out they end up using the same amount of electricity, and perform about the same.
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