1,000 Media center computer.

I'm building a computer that I plan on hooking up to a 42 inch HDTV. My (wonderful) fiance is giving me a 1,500 price limit, including the TV and sound system.
It will mostly be used for gaming and streaming movies.

Here is the TV and speaker system

so now I have 1050, including the OS.

Case: Antec three hundred two

Mobo: MSI Z77A-G41

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970

PSU: Seasonic Bronze 620W

CPU: i5-3570k

RAM: G-Skill Ares Series 2x4 18660

HDD: Western Digital 250gb

Keyboard and Mouse: Genius Slimstar 8000 combo

DVD Drive:

OS: Windows 8 64-bit

I wanted to get a remote or something but I had no idea where to start with that, so if you have any advice on that as well, it would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. If you want a silent case, here's a suggestion:

    Fractal Design Define R4

    You might want to get a better motherboard and aftermarket cooler if you're planning to overclock the processor.
  2. For a media center PC I wouldn't consider a full tower. Try a build similar to this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SST-GD05B-USB3.0 (Black) HTPC Case ($122.56 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1029.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 12:50 EST-0500)

    I have the older version of this case and it looks like it blends in well with a home theater system.
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