Building an i5 tips?!

Hey everyone, so after all my posts about quad cores, dual cores and GPU's i have come to an end and here's what im going to do. I'm going to build my own i5 gaming PC but like, one piece every week or two so within a month i should finish my PC xD .. heres what i want it to be;

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard :

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

EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card :

Power supply, not 100% sure .. I'm still going to search for a good case + powersupply .. Whats a good amout of watts i would need, 650watts seem good? I heard nvidia takes up more usage than ATI.

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMG4GX3M2A2000C8 :

Most likely 8gbs of ram xD

So I'm going to firstly start off with the powersupply and case. Then the motherboard and processor. Then like vga-ram anything. I'm gonna keep my hard drive.

But mainly i was wondering .. 5770 or the 260gtx? I personally think the 260gtx would be cooler xD Feels better saying 260gtx than a 5770 lol.
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    Get a HD5770 as the GTX260 is pretty old already.
    You'll get similar performance (+-5%) ,much lower power consumption, DX11 and the 5770 is much cooler, in temps of course :-).(you can also save ~35 bucks too.)

    Look you can ignore the money lol, +- performance to what .. The 5770 is better than the 260gtx? About the temp yeah i guess I'm gonna agree.
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    lol, sure then. :D

    Raw performance wise you can expect the 5770 to be around 5% lower on stock (though not accounting for the new drivers, which technically brings both to par), with exceptions, but you can get around 40Ws less power and it OCs very well, people have pushed it to 1000+mhz actually.

    I have never overclocked a GPU before xD .. But that means, if i OC the 260gtx i would get better performance, right?
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    Not exactly, the 5770 should have MUCH more headroom than the 260, so it should actually be more stable and faster at the same time.

    Also, Afterburner works wonders, so ocing a graphics card is just clicking and dragging.

    I would stick with the 5770. lol
    (just sayin, get 1866 RAM instead, they literally the same IMO)

    Can i contact you privately ? I have a couple more questions and just in case i have some last minute questions i can ask you straight away instead of waiting hours, maybe a day waiting for a reply from SOMEONE xD
    I'll send you a private message with my email. I would really appreciate it.
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