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Double check my system build?

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May 30, 2010 12:42:26 PM

First off, id like to thank everyone here at toms hardware for their awesome help for my first build. I saved up my money and am ready to buy all the parts today.
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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: today
BUDGET RANGE: $1400-1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, general use, movie+skype
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, microcenter
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: intel/ati
OVERCLOCKING: yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not now, but in the future i will
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
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CPU: i5-750 $200 (Should i get a i7-860 instead since its the same socket but cheaper
and faster clock speed?)
MOBO: P7P55D-E Pro - $190
RAM: g.skill ripjaw 4gb 1600 (7-8-7-24) $120 (whats the difference between this one and the
8-8-8-20 one, its the same price)
HDD: 500gb spinpoint f3 - $55
GPU: 5850 xfx $310
PSU: Corsair 750w $99 after rebate
DVD: any cheap one $20
CPU COOLER: 212+ $20 (microcenter)
CASE: HAF 922 $90
OS: windows 7 home - $100
MONITOR: 23'' hanns-g full hd $180

TOTAL: $1384

Are all my parts good together? and am i getting the most out of my money for a gaming and general use computer for college?

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May 30, 2010 1:38:07 PM

the i7 860 is much better than the 750 if it isn't much more expensive buy it. For the rest good build.
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May 30, 2010 4:05:19 PM

Oops, wrong combo.
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May 30, 2010 10:15:34 PM

Thanks guys :D  order is pending on newegg, i just gotta run over to microcenter and grab a 860 for $200 and that'll bring me to $1320 which is great cause ive been trying to cut back on my $1500 original budget
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