Gaming budget build $850.

Alright, So I'm doing a budget build and I'm trying to get it as close to $800 CAD as I can. The rig needs to be Intel/nVidia. I will be doing a slight overclock, and won't be using multiple cards.

What I put together

Antec 300 - $63.49
OCZ Fatal1ty 550w - $90.49
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 - $139.99
ASUS P5QL PRO - $114.99
G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1066 - $69.49
ZALMAN CNPS 8700 NT - $59.49
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 - $214.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB - $79.99
LG Black 22X DVD+R - $30.99

Current total: $863.91
After rebates: $813.91


Still unsure on the mobo, reviews says its flimsy and such. Any suggestions to bring the cost below $800 without losing performance? I'm also pretty deadset on the Zalman 8700 for the fact that its smaller, round, and facing the window I'll be putting into the Antec 300.
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  1. i would personally swap the zalman for a ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7, saving yourself another $13, making you $50 under budget and use that extra bit of cash and upgrade the 260 to 4890 seeing as you are looking to only use a single gfx card
  2. GTX 260/ZALMAN 8700: $214.99 + $59.49 - $25.00 = $249.48
    HIS 4890/AC CF7: $259.99 + $46.49 = 306.48


    I want to keep close as possible to $800 or less. This is a budget build I'm doing for my brothers birthday, and instead of possibly messing up a i7 920 rig.. I can get him something nice since I was planning to anyways, This will just be my temporary rig for a few months.
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