$1500 gaming pc

Im planning to build my brother a new desktop this week and I'm trying to stay below the $1500 range and i don't really believe in mail in rebates as i've never had one come back. the comp will ' likely be used mostly for gaming and watching movies (all at 1080p), but I know that he does use adobe photoshop cs4. we'll probably over-clock it and add another graphics card in the future but that isn't really a huge concern.

all of these links are from newegg and shipping is in the USA

hdd - HITACHI Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K 2TB 7200rpm -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145276

graphics - XFX HD-585A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150455

psu - Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W 80 PLUS Certified -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182070

ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

motherboard -GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro Atx -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128404

cpu - Intel Core i5-750 2.66Ghz quad core -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215
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  1. btw, ive included $470 worth of acessories (keyboard, mouse, monitor, and case) so really its a $1000-$1100 pc
  2. I wouldn't chose the parts you stated, i would go for this instead:


    CPU & GPU: 1. Hightech Information System Ltd. H585F1GDG: $319.99
    2. Intel BX80605I5750: $199.99
    Combo Discount: -$15.00
    Combo Price: $504.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.339416

    Mobo & PSU: 1. Corsair Memory CMPSU-750HX: $149.99
    2. ASUS P7P55D: $134.99
    Combo Discount: -$10.00
    Combo Price: $274.98
    $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card
    Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $264.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.352752
    Ok a quality PSu is just as important as a the cutting edge video card, a cheap PSU can die and take along all of the main components, so i suggest something like corsair, antec, OCz, or seasonic all recognize brands

    Heat-sink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
    $34.99
    $7.56 Std. Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    $114.99
    Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
    $89.99
    Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    Original Price: $109.98
    You Save: $20.00
    $89.98
    $19.98 Std. Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    DVD: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM
    $19.99
    $1.99 Std. Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

    Grand Total: $1,166.89
  3. Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $6.99
    • 2 year: $11.99
    $25.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $109.98
    $89.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824236053
    Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $189.99
    $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053

    XFX HD-585A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) XXX Edition 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150455
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    $339.99
    $324.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150455

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817139006
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $139.99
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231303
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $114.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    • ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131621
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy
    -$15.00 Combo
    $294.98
    $279.98
    1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.332637
    ASUS USB-BT21 USB 2.0 Mini Bluetooth Dongle - Retail
    Item #: N82E16833320035
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$14.99 Saving
    $19.99
    $0.00
    Subtotal: $1,405.88

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  4. Snakej build looks good also (but if you want the option to xfire latter i would not go with that mobo ) and if you do go with that mobo you dont need a 750W PSU for a single GPU mobo.
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