Torn between i7 930 system or i7 875k system

Alright, as the title states, I'm torn between going with an i7 930 or 875k system. It will mainly be used as a multi-media system with some gaming as well. I'm not putting much emphasis on the gaming though. I'm more concerned with blu-ray movie quality and such...

I plan on purchasing the system within the next day or so.

Resolution of monitor: Full 1080P - 1920 x 1080.

My budget is roughly $1200.

Here is what I had ready to go for the 875k build before giving more serious consideration to the 930:

Qty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

1 Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:Nine Hundred Two
Item #:N82E16811129058
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate11-129-058
$139.95 -$20.00 Instant $119.95

1 ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 Intel H57 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:P7H57D-V EVO
Item #:N82E16813131624
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card13-131-624
$199.99 $199.99

1 CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CMPSU-850TX
Item #:N82E16817139009
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card17-139-009
$159.99 -$30.00 Instant $129.99

1 Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor BX80605I7875K
Model #:BX80605I7875K
Item #:N82E16819116368
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$349.99 -$20.00 Instant $329.99

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Model #:F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #:N82E16820231303
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$114.99 -$10.00 Instant $104.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$94.99 $94.99

1 Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless Desktop Standard keyboard & Mouse Kit
Model #:920-000383
Item #:N82E16823126038
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate23-126-038
$149.99 $149.99

1 LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:WH10LS30 OEM
Item #:N82E16827136181
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$139.99 $139.99
Subtotal: $1,269.88

With mail-in rebates and promotional codes off newegg, it comes out to just under $1100....

Now, if I went with the 930, the only things that would change would be the price of the processor ($200 at microcenters), the mobo, and the inclusion of a graphics card...

Let me know which build would be better. And if you think I should go 930, which MoBo and GPU should I go with (leaning towards Gigabyte X58A-UD3R for mobo, not sure on gpu)?
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  1. Oh, and I just wanted to let you guys know that the promo codes end 07/15/10...that's tomorrow.

    Knocks $15 off the Blu-Ray Burner, $10 off RAM, $20 off PSU, $15 off CPU, and $30 off the Keyboard/Mouse combo...

    Mail-in rebates knock $100 off....

    $1088.75 shipped after all applicable discounts
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