looks like a good choice. I have used 7870 before and know its overclocking potential compared to 7850, but i'm not 100% sure how much better it is than 7850. I've looked into amd processors as well, but since i plan to use this computer for other stuff like photoshop, encoding and decoding, and other more processor intensive application I am not 100% sure.
in the end I want a a computer with either i5/ fx-8150, min 8gb of ram. and a good video card. I am also worried about which cases and their cooling potential. If i order direct from ibuypower i can get the antec 900, which is probably my favorite case. Anyone have any ideas?