Final Build. Please critique :D

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: ~$800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Most important is World of Warcraft (high end raiding), then SC2, Web browsing, playing movies, and word processing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Have: Asus 23'' monitor 1920x1080 2ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

NEED: Everything else

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel. I do NOT want an AMD build

OVERCLOCKING: yes but not aggressive

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I will eventually go GTX 260 SLI. For now just one GTX 260

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm looking for the best "bang for the buck" intel build. I'm not overly picky. If possible I would love to shave off a couple extra bucks with a few more combo deals. Please let me know what you think.


(I have no idea how to copy and paste my shopping cart from newegg. If anyone can explain then I will do it so this is easier to read.)

Product Description Savings Total Price


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
$21.99


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
$49.99 (after rebate)


GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
$229.99


XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007
$69.99


ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.479961

$227.98 (after $30 combo & $30 instant)


Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.482950
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$59.95 (after combo/instant savings & w/ free shipping)


Promo Code: -$44.99

i5-760 Intel Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0341729
170.00

Grand Total: $872.22 (including tax & after rebates)


Unfortunately I'm one of the 3 states that has to pay sales tax using newegg. that ads on about 80 bucks.
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  1. i would go with i5 750 on this build.
  2. jimishtar said:
    i would go with i5 750 on this build.

    why? he got the I5 760 for 170 dollars, the i5-750 costs 195 on newegg.
  3. It's a good build, some great combos and the i5 760 is a great price. Personally I would prefer Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD, but some people do like their WDs
  4. Essex said:
    why? he got the I5 760 for 170 dollars, the i5-750 costs 195 on newegg.


    ups sorry, didnt see that :) yup, that price is awsome
  5. Yeah, I would go with the i5-750 if they sold it but they dont :\

    But overall its a good price for an i5 build?

    Do you think it will handle SC2 and WoW and max?

    And thank you guys for the replies :)
  6. i5 760 is better than i5 750, and microcenter sells it cheaper, so its all win if you ask me.

    That build should manage those games easily on max settings.
  7. Thank you asteldian. One last question. Do you think the 650W Power supply will be enough? There is another combo with a 750W PS but its $15 more.
  8. ryanipz said:
    Thank you asteldian. One last question. Do you think the 650W Power supply will be enough? There is another combo with a 750W PS but its $15 more.

    Hey ryanipz, how were you able to screw on the psu from the near? I only see 1 screw hole once i seat the psu into the case from the back. Thanks. BTW, this is with the antec nine hundred two case.
  9. A quality 650W will handle 2 x GTX 460s. But if you plan on doing much OCing it may be worth the extra $15
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