Newcomer, What parts in my budget/gaming build?

I dont have any idea about which parts to get since im not the best at this although i know a few things just not enough to be confident im saving money. im willing to buy a pre-built one for about 200-250 dollars more

Approximate Purchase Date: Near Christmas for discounts
Budget Range: $1500-$1700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Fluid Gameplay, HD Photoshop-ing, and HD video entertainment
Parts Not Required: Liquid cooling(although I prefer it), LEDs
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon and Newegg
Country: USA
Parts Preferences: Corsair Full tower(not needed if the case has good airflow), Corsair RAM,
Overclocking: Maybe, If my cooling can handle it
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe,I plan to upgrade to SLI in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 HD,
Additional Comments: I don't need the fanciest parts as long as I can run games in mid-high settings, 8-12GB RAM would be appreciated since i heard that 16GB is overkill for gaming and 16GB can be stressful (or so i heard), I also want a recomendation on mice and keyboard my naga died so im planning to get it repaired but since it died so fast(about)
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  1. I generally don't recommend Corsair RAM with tall heat sinks as that can actually disrupt your system's air flow. The only Corsair full towers are really expensive and I'd rather put the money elsewhere.

    Try something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1624.36
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-27 19:05 EDT-0400)
  2. would you recommend corsair low profile or another brand?
  3. letsusrush said:
    would you recommend corsair low profile or another brand?

    The RAM I linked to is low profile. If you want to try something different I recommend Mushkin Blackline or G.Skill Ares.
  4. So what mouse/keyboard would you recommend. my naga has a double clicking issue which makes me sad although im still eligible for the warrenty but i want something to think about when it dies again. i also just dont know anything about the market of keyboards except lcd displays and switches. im hopin g for a red one
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