Any feedback/suggestions on this HTPC/Gaming build

Hey Everyone,
I'm looking to build a nice HTPC/Gaming rig I can set up in the media room that would be able to handle any game I throw at it, while at the same time being the main computer I would be using at home. I haven't picked out a sound card yet, as I am hitting my limit on budget for the month and figure I can make due with the onboard chipset for a month or two. Let me know what you think of the build, or any suggestions on better-priced or generally better spec'd components for the price.

Approximate Purchase Date: the next week or two

Budget Range: 2,000 - 2,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Media Center, Gaming, General Photo/Video Editing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Brand new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg all the way

Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Parts Preferences: Big fan of Intel/AMD, just from past experience.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Eventually

Your Monitor Resolution: I would be running this through a 60" LCD Flat-Scrreen along with a 1920x1050 27" monitor
Additional Comments: Definitely want it compact and quiet.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want to future-proof for a few years, at least.

Parts I have so far:

LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C60B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz

ASRock Z77 Extreme9 LGA 1155

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB

G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive 3D Playback

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  1. do you do a lot of video editing? if you do, a i7 would be good. if not, a i5 can still do it fine
  2. I've never really done it before, but I did just get a GoPro 2, as well as having a desire to record music but not having a rig to do so effectively.
  3. ok then you probably dont need a i7
  4. here you go. when you build the rig, install the cooler last. its big and will interfere with your hand when you try to install motherboard standoffs

    its pretty much dead silent trust me
  5. You will not need 32 gig of RAM

    Unless you have a full copy of a 64 bit photo editing program like Adobe CS5 [ or a 64 bit video editig program ] , you wont even ever be using 8 gig , and so far no game is going to use more than 4 gig .

    Both these silverstone cases are cheaper than the Lian Li and just as good , if not better

    a build with either 7970 or a GTX 670 will need a 550 watt psu
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