I use this mostly for gaming and media.
Build is a year old and monitor is about 4 years old.
7850 was $220 and 7870 was $290 and past drivers you could overclock the 7850 past the 7870 then. Thats why i went for the 7850 over the 7870.
Ram was a lot cheaper a year ago and the price was no different between 1600 and 1866 ram
Case is the newest buy for this build around Christmas time. This build has been in a Antec 300 and a Corsair Carbide Series 300R but got bored of those cases. Using the old cases for Media Centers.
If I were to change anything i would have gone for a Xeon E3-1230 v2 instead of the 3570k. I currently have a workstation build with that CPU in it and its hidden gem for intel CPU's