First Build - Advice Please

Hey, so im getting a new computer, this is my first build and was hoping to get some advice before i order the parts. my budget is around 1300$(usd), i dont really plan on overclocking much, but i will OC the GPU.


[MOBO] MSI X58 Pro-E Motherboard
[HDD] Western Digital WD5001AALS 500gb
[CPU] Intel Core i7 930 Processor BX80601930
[GPU] MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB
[RAM] Corsair XMS3 CMX6GX3M3A1333C9 Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3
[PS] Corsair TX650W 650-Watt Power Supply
[DVD]Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer
[CASE] XION AXP910-001BL AXP910 CyborGX Case
[OS] Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT

[FAN] Cooler Master R4-S4S-10AK-GP Silent Case Fan - 140mm (1 quantity)
[FAN] Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP Case Fan - 120mm, Blue (2 quantity)


all and any help is much appreciated.
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  1. IMO there's no reason for an X58 build in this price range. I CBA to link but the parts are all on Newegg for these prices.

    i5-760 210$
    P55 mobo no more than 150$
    G.skill eco series 99
    XFX black edition 750 90$
    Haf 922 90$
    Generic litescribe OD 20$
    Samsung f3 60$
    GTX 470 270$ max

    929$?
  2. gtx 460 hawk can OC to just about a 470 and is 20$ cheaper
  3. Eh, you'd have to OC it 25% plus, and since no OC is guaranteed IMO you'd be better off with a 470, which you can also OC.
  4. My build would be:

    Intel i7-950 (Slightly faster than an i7-930, only $15 more now)
    ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
    Antec P183 Mid Tower ATX Case
    $593 no rebates

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.500718


    XFX 650W Power supply (well built, 80 plus bronze, modular) is plenty, especially if you don't plan on overclocking
    $67 after $20 rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007&cm_re=xfx_650w-_-17-207-007-_-Product


    6GB OCZ DDR3 1600 CL8
    Gigabyte GTX 470
    $376

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.493563


    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
    $60

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3%201tb


    $20 DVD Burner


    Total: $1116 (including shipping and rebates)


    Optional, not necessary for just gaming but nice for general performance:


    XFX 850W Powersupply (Very high quality, 80 plus silver certified, modular) if you think you might want to add a second GTX 470 in SLI
    $107 after $20 rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001&Tpk=xfx%20850w


    Crucial C300 128GB SSD
    $278

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348&cm_re=c300_128gb-_-20-148-348-_-Product


    Total: $1434 (including shipping and rebates)
  5. Firstly your mobo has combo deals at newegg. You can get $39 off with your CPU purchase.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&SubCategory=343&SortField=0&PageSize=10&Page=2

    I suggest buy the less overclocked Cyclone which will save about $25, has a free game combo deal, and odds are the GPU will OC almost as high. You may want to get 2 for SLI and get the second combo deal with the PSU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510&SubCategory=48&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1
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