Please help with my new computer build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) 600-700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: video card. I am going to use the radeon 5770 that is in my current computer. Peripherals (mouse, keyboard, speakers etc), windows(i have msdn)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any site that ships in Canada

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: I am open to suggestions

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: unlikely in the short-medium future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: an affordable computer that can play new games that doenst make too much noise. Also a case that doesn't blink bright lights constantly, its hard to sleep with that haha

The build I've been looking at so far is


Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB $210
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54753&vpn=BX80605I5760&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1058

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - $54
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoid=1026

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive - $65
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37232&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1058

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan 80PLUS Power Supply - $55
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35456&vpn=OCZ700MXSP&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1058

or

Coolermaster GX 750W 80+ Power Supply SLI ATX12V V2.31 24PIN Active PFC PCI-E 120MM Fan - $65
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50153&vpn=RS-750-ACAA-E3&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1058

Not sure about

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro $195
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=48014
- It seems kind of expensive and I'm not sure if I need such a good mobo. I don't plan on overclocking this build.

G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO Eco PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-24 1.35V Memory Kit $109
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46501&promoid=1026
- same as above

So ya that's what I've figured out so far. If anyone know of better deals (ncix is having a sale right now that's why I'm linking from their site) or a better build please let me know. I'm a newbie at this so any advice is greatly appreciated!

P.S - Let me know if I'm missing anything thats needed :ange:
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  1. If you're not overclocking or crossfiring.... then you can save alot on the motherboard

    check out hte Asus M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 -it's alot cheaper, has all the features and the newest chipset. Only thing it doenst have is crossfire ability
  2. ya i agree that the motherboard can do with a downgrade. Most people I've talked to are recommending that board though, that's why I'm using it as a kind of benchmark
  3. A friend of mine recommended this mobo and ram to save some costs.

    ASUS P7P55D LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI 7SATA CrossFire GBLAN 8CHANNEL Audio Motherboard

    Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit

    My question is does the downgraded mobo take anything away besides sli support? And will 1333 ram lower performance significantly?
  4. This works great the monitor i would use for it is up to you but i sugest somehting in the range of 21 1/2- 25 inches =) gl!! this is about 900 or so dollars.

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    NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Model #:LEXS - 001BK
    Item #:N82E16811146060
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
    $89.99 -$10.00 Instant $79.99
    1
    GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Model #:GA-990FXA-UD3
    Item #:N82E16813128514
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
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    $159.99 -$10.00 Instant $149.99
    1
    XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    Model #:HD-687A-ZDFC
    Item #:N82E16814150521
    Out Of Stock
    Mail in Rebate
    1
    XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply
    Model #1-750B-NLG9
    Item #:N82E16817207016
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
    Mail in Rebate
    $134.99 -$5.00 Instant $129.99
    1
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    Model #:HDZ955FBGMBOX
    Item #:N82E16819103808
    Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    In Stock
    $119.99 $119.99
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    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
    Model #:F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
    Item #:N82E16820231460
    Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
    $69.99 $69.99
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    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Model #RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
    Item #:N82E16827135204
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
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    $20.99 $20.99
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    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
    Item #:N82E16835103065
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    $29.99 $29.99
  5. The case you use is also important because a bad case could reck up your computer invest 20-30 more dollars into a better case (i would keep it a mid tower)
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