How's My i5 750 Build?

Everything's from newegg and all rebates, etc. are included in price

Case: Antec 900 two $100

CPU: i5 750 $200

PSU: OCZ modXstream 700W modular pfc psu $50 (with all rebates, etc.)

Mobo: MSI mATX p55m-gd45 $120
Only thing I'm worried about is just 1 PCI b/c I want to put a wireless card maybe.

G. Skill DDR 1600 4gb (2x2gb) $94

Sapphire 5770 $155

HDD: Samsung spinpoint 500gb $55

TOTAL PRICE: $780 w/ shipping included in that price

Does this sound okay??? Good performance/price ratio?
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  1. The Antec 902 case has excellent cooling, and each case fan has its own speed control. This is an excellent choice.

    The motherboard you chose is a microATX size. It will work in the 902 case, but it has limited capabilities. You should consider the following Gigabyte P55-UD3L, which is an ATX board and it is only $100:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128406

    You should also consider adding a heat sink fan even if you do not plan to overclock because it is quieter and better at cooling than the Intel heat sink fan. The Hyper 212 is only $30:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    I assume you have a CD / DVD drive and an operating system.

    The rest of your build looks fine, and it is about the best you can do as far as performance / price ratio for an Intel build. Good luck.
  2. The one thing I would change would be the motherboard. I haven't had good long-term reliability luck with MSI. Here's a very nice CPU/motherboard/GPU combo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.310917 $446.99 - $10 MIR (i5 750 + GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3L + SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5770 combo)

    The 700W PSU is major overkill for a single GPU system. The 500W version of that PSU would be plenty.

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W $59.99 - $20 MIR

    Here's a couple more combo deals that might interest you:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.319613 $319.98 (i5 750 + Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 combo)

    The above motherboard is great because it uses an upgraded CPU socket and has SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 support.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.319269 $219.98 - $20 MIR (XFX 5770 + OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W combo)
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