First time building a rig

Hi,

This is the first time that I will be trying to build a rig on my own. I'll be gaming for the most part; however, I'm not that well-opinionated on the best parts and how much I should be dishing out to do just that.

From the information that I've gathered on the web, I put a wishlist together. Oh, I'm Canadian, so the prices may seem a little higher. And I should probably tell you how much I'm willing to spend. The most I want to spend on EVERYTHING is $2000. Anything more than that can be a bit of a problem.

Thing(s) I don't need:
- Optical drives
- Monitor

Things I do need


CPU: $303.97
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

A-COOLER: $59.99 + $9.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM


GPU : $449.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102872
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: $135.49
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ

HD: $94.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136496
Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive -Bare Drive


PSU: $104.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

MOBO: $229.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CASE: $149.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129061
Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OS: $104.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders


Am I heading towards the right track? Are there any corners I should cut? Compatibility issues? I'm a complete noob at this and it would be nice to get some help.
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  1. If this is just a gaming rig, why not save some money and go for a AMD or i5 760 build ? Is there a reason you need a X58 rig ?
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $59.99
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    Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
    Item #: N82E16817371022
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    -$40.00 Instant $159.99
    $119.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant $109.99
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754


    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $59.99
    Subtotal: $339.96
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    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant $109.98
    $89.98
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197


    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814102872
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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    $449.99
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
    Item #: N82E16820231303
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $107.49
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303


    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131621
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant $189.99
    $159.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621


    Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
    Item #: N82E16819115067
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    $214.99
    Subtotal: $1,022.44
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    Shipping: $0.00
    Handling: $0.00
    GST/HST: $0.00
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    Grand Total:* $1,362.40
  3. Thanks.

    So i7s are a bit overkill just for gaming? Didn't know that.
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