I appreciate for your help Tecmo. I have decided to go with i5 750. I would have saved over $150. Should I consider getting SSD for my OS, applications, and some games installed for faster load times. Do you recommend that I should get one of these.
It does not use the Sandforce controller. I recommend getting the Intel X25-M G2 80GB, which is still one of the best overall SSD. Intel is still the best but your other option is getting the OCZ Agility 2 for a little less.
If you are willing to spend $200+ on a SSD, why not just upgrade to the ATI 5870, which will have a greater impact gaming wise than a SSD? Just another thought / option.
Microcenter has their Intel CPU's real cheap for in-store pick-up only. This way they get people to come in their stores to pick them up and get them to buy other components, which cost more than what you get from Newegg.com