$1200-$1300 gaming/livestreaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Between $1200 - $1300, possibly up to $1400 if its much better.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, live-streaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: New build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Omaha, NE, United States

Parts Preferences: None in particular, whatever gets the job done

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: The primary focuses for me would be being able to play games at a fairly high quality and hopefully being able to live-stream games without losing too much fps in game. Not certain what I should really be expecting for that with this budget. Obviously the higher the settings I'm able to comfortably stream at the better, but of course I'm not expecting to be able to play Battlefield 3 max settings and be recording too.

I considered finding parts and on newegg and posting them, however I figured that the people here would have a better idea, and I'm not really that picky on the actual parts if it gets the job done.

Willing to add anymore information that would be useful that I failed to include.

Why Are You Upgrading: I'm having a hard time running several games at all (Guild Wars 2/Battlefield 3) and live-streaming is pretty difficult. (low fps in game, high cpu usage, etc.)

Thank you for reading. Hopefully I'm not being too vague.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($397.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1134.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 07:43 EST-0500)
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($384.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1236.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 10:49 EST-0500)

    for live streaming and recording gameplays i recommend to use a Capture Card , because Fraps or playclaw or any recording programs will make you lag or eat your fps even if you have a beast pc , If you know all the youtubers like levelcap , matimio , barbaricmustard they all use it , especially this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815100100
  3. I know this is a bit over your budget but it's worth every penny.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($290.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($290.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1285.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 13:58 EST-0500)

    Compared to the builds above you'll see up to 80% more FPS.
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