Whats a good build for $1500

i designed a build but it costed about $1650. i would like to know what a pretty sweet build i can get for that price. i will be gaming and video editing. i would like to overclock and include a 7970 or gtx 680, ssd for boot and 1.5-2tb hdd for video storage. 2 4gb sticks of ram so later i can expand to 16 total gigs. i would like it to look very nice with matching parts and with a side window, usb 3.0 and aftermarket heatsink which i will most likely choose the coolermaster hyper 212 or whatever it is. in the future i plan to go sli or crossfirex and watercool the whole build. any other info needed and i will be happy to tell.
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  1. Maybe it will be easier if you posted your previous build and then we can suggest where to cut corners.
  2. CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

    Video Card:GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970

    Motherboard:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77

    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

    PSU:OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply

    Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

    HDD:Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    SSD:OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5" 64GB SATA III

    Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 White promo (NZXT727)

    Optical Drive:LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06

    Microsoft Office

    After Market Heatsink:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact"
  3. If you plan on only getting 16 Gb in the future, then the Windows Home Premium would be enough. Unless, ofcourse, there are Windows 7 Pro features that you need in your work.

    A full tower is too big in my opinion. A nice mid tower will house all those with ease and still get great cooling. Something like the Corsair 500R or the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer.

    Check these PSU's too and see which ones are cheaper: Corsair TX750 or XFX Core Edition 750W. They're also good and reliable.

    I would also consider the Crucial M4. Its slightly cheaper than the OCZ Vertex 4.
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    The new top-of-the-line Radeon 7k series is going to be good for video editing and such, much better than the GTX6xx series.

    I would recommend though the i7 over the i5, as you are video editing, and it would be a much larger difference. Gaming it wouldnt make that much of a difference, but you would see it in video editing.
  5. a mid tower for full watercooling even gpus?
  6. My mistake. Didn't see the watercooling part. I think you still can with the 500R but you have to mod the case ALOT!

    But, you are right. The Switch 810 is probably the better choice.
  7. sweet, thanks, with your suggestions i got it to 1466 dollars lol
  8. Nice! lol.. Glad to help.
  9. Best answer selected by radmanhs.
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