Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: I am hoping to have the orders put in by the end of November.
Budget Range: My max budget is around 900 before rebates and shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: The computer is going to mainly used for gaming such as Civ 5, Guild wars 2, TF2, And other RTS games. The computer will also be used for school uses, web surfing, etc.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com
Location: City, State/Region, Country -San Jose,CA
Parts Preferences: I prefer intel and Nvidia but i am open to AMD CPUs and video cards
SLI or Crossfire: not currently but maybe in the future
Your Monitor Resolution: 1,366 x 768
Additional Comments: The main focus is going to be smoothly running Guild Wars 2.
+1 To that build. However, the 3470 will not let you overclock. If you want to up to the 3570k, you could probably drop the 7870 down to a 7850 and overclock it up to 7870 speeds. Also, you could get away with a 650 watt. That will still support another 7870 or 7850.