$1200 Core i5 Gaming Build + Monitor

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $1200

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, and OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I will use this rig mainly for gaming so I decided to go with the Core i5 750 CPU and GTX 460 1gb graphics card. I also included a monitor. Let me know what you guys think.

cpu and power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.469000

board and ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.479847

video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333

disc drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

screen
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051
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  1. Any suggestions?
  2. bump...
  3. solid motherboard only thing i would change is the i5 750 to an i5 760
  4. Is the clockrate the only difference? Can I overclock the 750 go get it to the same speed?
  5. Yeah, the build is solid.

    You could try to switch the combos around in order to get an i5-760 (as gordon_81 suggests) and possibly slightly lower CL RAM (you have CL8, CL7 would be slightly better), but don't break any combos and pay more than $20-30 to do that. In the long run, you're not likely to notice the difference between an i5-750 and an i5-760, or between CL8 and CL7 RAM.
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