I5 Budget gaming build (Approx $1100 CDN)

Hey all, this will be a first time complete build for me, any suggestions on the proposed build are appreciated. I started with some basics that I wanted and scavenged the rest from some ofter builds on this board.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next week BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1100 CDN before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Work use (primarily office), Surfing the net

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Hard Drive (Reusing a Seagate 500gb), Optical drives (Reusing), Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers


PARTS PREFERENCES: No brand preference


MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Willing to increase the price a bit for good performance gains or quieter parts. I have no idea on what to do for a case, a mid size ATX should be fine for my needs. I am not planning on doing crossfire to start due to the cost but it is something I would consider for a future upgrade. If I am missing anything important please let me know.

Current Build Idea:
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

Case: Unknown (I have no clue what to do for a case, a midsize ATX should be fine)

Subtotal 881.45
GST 44.07
PST 61.70

Total: 987.22

Thank you for any suggestions that you might have.
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  1. After looking at the options I will probably go with:
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Which brings the new total after tax to $1076.81
  2. ^ Hi...thats a good setup...
    I do have a few suggestions...

    1. Get this CPU + Mobo combo...
    The mobo is as good as that UD4P and this combo saves you CAD 10

    2. The HD 5850 is a serious overkill for your resolution...Why not check out the HD 5770...It is as powerful as the HD 4890 and is DirectX 11 and would easily max out any games for your current resolution...
    So when you upgrade your monitor, you can add one more in crossfire, and that crossfire performance can even match HD 5870 or maybe even better...And its price is sure to come down when cards from Nvidia come out...
    SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

    Rest of the components are very good...

    Might as well check out directcanada.com, ncix.com they have very good deals and free shipping and people say directcanada.com dont charge PST
  3. the 5770 is a lil bit under 4870.. at least in those benchmarks i saw:)
  4. The 5770 is not as powerful as the 4890, it just about matches a 4870. Great for 1280x1024. May not be as happy if the monitor gets upgraded to a widescreen LCD.
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