First time build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this weekend.

BUDGET RANGE:$700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Music, movie and games like FFXIV, WOW, Total war.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers and I already got these XFX HD-5870, case Lian-Li PC-K62, psu OZC 700w and monitor HP 2509m.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or amazon.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

OVERCLOCKING: havent done it yet but will try to learn how.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

These are the parts I have been looking at so far, would love some advice! and I dont care if its amd or intel.

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128412

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Please help should I buy them now? or should I go with Amd? I really dont care if its Amd or Intel, I just need them to last 4yrs and I really dont want to upgrade.
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  1. Excellent monitor! And nice Lan Cool case too.
    And your list of parts is also excellent. Either AMD or Intel would be excellent choices.
    If you're interested in overclocking - advantage to Core i5-750 I think.
    Add a CPU cooler to your list and I think you're good to go. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
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