[New System Build] New i5 Build! Advice and Help

Since I was recommended by a person on here to do an i5 build instead, here is what I have come up with:

AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD - Retail

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

I already have a sound card, hard drive, and a power supply. This is my second build, and I'm not too familiar with the i5 or how the CPU Cooler will fit.. Any advice and knowledge is greatly appreciated!
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  1. What is the purpose of the machine?

    Knowing the monitor resolution is important for knowing what graphics card is needed.

    I like the looks of that case. Lots of fans to move air.

    I dont see the point in buying an old 9800 GTX+, its stuck at DX10. For the same price you could get a 5750 and for $30 more you could get a significantly faster 5770. The 5700s are DX11 so you will be set for new games coming out over the next few years.
  2. Well the only real intensive game I play, and will be playing is EverQuest 2, since I have a 360 and buy all my games for that. I'm not entirely sure of the resolution but its an Acer 19" LCD. That has some absolutely gigantic fans, and I love the color screen ;) Currently had to ship the MOBO back because it was Dead on Arrival :'( I'll post an update when I get it back.

    In case anyone is curious as to what happened, I plugged everything in correctly, but when I pressed the power button, it flickered for not even half a second..
  3. Check your PSU. And be sure to check sticky on this forum.
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