Is this Build good?

Hello there,
I was trying to get some suggestions on a new $800 budget build that includes shipping. After taking a few suggestions, I made some adjustments so I can get the best out of $800. I do not know if these are good adjustments, so please help me review the parts.

CPU: Intel Core I5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200AC1456


GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1Gb GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54506&promoid=1015


RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 Core i5 Memory Kit

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42746&promoid=1015


PSU: OCZ FATAL1TY 550W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 80PLUS Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC3355


Mobo: EVGA P55 V SLI mATX P55 LGA1156 DDR3 SLI 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 Sound GBLAN Motherboard

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD1118


ODD: ASUS DRW-24B1LT 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR1104


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR8025


Case: Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoid=1015


OS: Ubuntu, I heard its good and its free, which saves me like $100 =P.


If the build isn't that good, please help me make some edits so I can make the most out of $800

Thank you!
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  1. looks good to me.

    I would get windows 7
    I would get the HAF 912 (case not in stores yet but will be soon)
  2. If you don't have experience with Linux and general computer programming, Ubuntu would be a nightmare.

    The build looks good for the most part. That motherboard is an odd choice (mATX & SLI ready, very limited expansion options, no USB3.0 or SATA III), though. I would go with a full size ATX motherboard instead. Otherwise that case is unnecessarily large. If you eventually want to run two GTX 460s in SLI, you will need a better power supply (at least a high quality 650W model).
  3. If you stay with the mATX mobo, this case might appeal to you:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146065&Tpk=nzxt%20case

    You can see some builds reviewed, google "NZXT Vulcan review".
  4. read the toms hardware build your own articles. They did all the guess work for you and its tested and rated.
  5. What motherboard should i get? My maximum budget is $850. ncix.com, directcanada.com and tigerdirect.ca are the websites I prefer the most.
  6. If you want SLI, the MSI P55A-G55 is the cheapest ATX motherboard I could find. It's $138 shipped but also much more full featured. It even has USB3.0 and SATA III.

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8807&vpn=P55A-G55&manufacture=MSI
  7. Would this setup without sli be able to run far cry at max settings? My screen reslution is like 1400x1080 or something. If it can i can maybe use this motherboard instead?
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD1885&vpn=P7P55D-E%20LX&manufacture=ASUS

    Please reply quick.
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