$800 gaming build

Hello, really appreciate the help here guys.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next week. Budget: $800 before mail in rebates.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Have everything except CPU, Mobo, RAM, CPU cooler, PSU

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Was leaning for an i5 750. Would like a mobo with usb3 and sata 6. If possible would like to buy a small SSD (60-80GB).

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Live in Puerto Rico so all my parts have to come from newegg. Really need help picking out a good SSD at a decent price.

At the moment, was considering:
CPU: i5 750
Cooler: hyper 212
Mobo:ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
PSU: Corsair HX 750
SSD: no idea on this one.

Thanks alot for your help.
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  1. For your budget, you shouldn't be using an i5, and you'll benefit more from a better GPU than a SSD.

    For $1,000 you can go Phenom II x4 + 5870, which would beat i5 + 5850 any day in gaming.

    Full Build
    Optical Lite On $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333

    RAM
    Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Case/HD
    HAF 922 and 7200.12 $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.400950

    MOBO/GPU
    5870 and GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $475 w/ $15 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.388649

    CPU/HSF
    Phenom II x4 955 and Cm Hyper 212 Plus $189.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.374198

    PSU
    Corsair 750tx $110 w/ $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    Total: $1025 before $35 MIR and shipping
  2. If it needs to be under $1,000 you can switch to this PSU

    OCZ 700W $80 w/ $15 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018&cm_re=ocz_psu-_-17-341-018-_-Product
  3. what gpu do u have? since it says in ur form that u only need cpu, mobo, ram, hsf and psu
    if u dont have a good gpu on hand, go with banthracis' build
    if u do have something like a 5870 or 5970 already then i would suggest

    cpu: i7 930 ($290)
    mobo: gigabyte x58 ud3r ($210)
    ram: g skill pi ($190)
    hsf: hyper 212+ ($40, but u can find it for like $25 at amazon or local computer stores)
    psu: modular corsair 750 hx ($150 plus a $20 MIR)
    ssd: 80gb intel ($200)
    Total: $1080
  4. Crap guys looks like the budget is down to $800. I underestimated some other of my expenses. As for the gpu, i got a 5870 so no probs there. Thanks again btw.
  5. Alright, take beerhelmets build, and you can switch the CPU to a AMD Phenom II X4 955, and the motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4. That will save you about $200 right there, and change the ram to a G.Skill Ripjaws Series (2 x 2GB) Cas 7 1600. That'll save you $80, making it around $800.

    If this is a gaming PC, it really won't make in games whether you have a Phenom II X4 955 or a Intel 930. If it does, it'll be extremely minor. And you'll have a SSD and a Hyper 212+ for overclocking if you feel like it.

    Good luck.
  6. Yea, looks like Im gonna have to go AMD now that the budget is $800. Thanks for everyones help!
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