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Gaming build with the i5

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August 30, 2010 1:37:32 AM

Hello, I'm looking to build a new gaming rig and have come up with this build. I'm looking to buy all the parts this coming week and start building it by next week.

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s

Processor:
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Processor cooler:
CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

Memory:
Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996826
GPU:
2x EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
HD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I also have a
OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
coming, but that's because I was able to buy it for 99 dollars.

I am pretty much set on these items except for the i5 which will be explained in my questions.

Here are my questions:
1. the i5-760. I was able to find it for cheaper at MicroCenter
And while I was there I looked at some of the i7s it seems as if they are cheaper then the i5 on newegg as well.
My budget allows me to get a processor around $200-250, and was wondering if any of those i7s they have would be worth getting over the current i5 that I chose.

2. What kind of power supply should I get?

3. And any other major parts am I missing? The keyboard/mouse/moniter/software etc I already have.


I'll be here most of the night waiting for some answers. Thanks in advance!

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August 30, 2010 1:53:51 AM

For that kind of money on the H50 you could get the Noctua D14, which outperforms it.

Also, there are GTX 470s for the price of those 460s. Gigabyte model on Newegg.

I'm partial to the XFX black edition 850 watt unit, very high quality and only 104$ at Newegg right now.
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