Review Request: $1300 build w/monitor

Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend
Budget Range: ~1300 after MIR
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & streaming movies
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7 Premium OEM)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: &
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Parts Preferences: Intel
Overclocking: Not now, but maybe later
SLI or Crossfire: Not now, but maybe later
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: This machine will primarily be for gaming (Planetside 2 & Diablo 3), but will also need to be able to stream movies relatively well.

PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer

Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor

OS:Windows 7 Premium 64-bit OEM

Total: $1325.89 ($1260.89 w/MIR)

Thanks in advance for any help!
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  1. Save money and get this PSU:
    Pretty high quality PSU if you look up the reviews.

    Then use the extra money for a 7950.

    And get the Hyper 212 Evo. The extra money is worth it.
  2. I don't see how you need help with the specs.. It's a great build :)

    At the most, you could upgrade the Cooler to a CM EVO 212 Hyper:
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