$1000 General Usage/Moderate Gaming

I have some experience with home builds, but only with case/psu/mobo/cpu pre assembled. Those barebones always came with cheap cases/psu but I haven't had problems, but I'm not sure how much to spend on them this time cause people seem pretty adamant about a good psu/case.

Mainly for general use with some gaming. I would like to be able to play most games on a 23" monitor at high (but not necessarily max) settings. Kind of wish I could wait a couple of months to see how the new releases turn out, but my circumstances require a computer in the next couple of weeks. Well here is my initial idea (and I avoid newegg mostly because I'm in CA and that is an extra 10%):

HD: WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 64MB Cache OEM ($84.99)

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 DDR3 ATI CrossFireX, SATA 6Gb/s RAID, USB 3.0 ($129.99)

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz BX80605I5760. Retail ($204.99)

Optical: Black Lite-On 24X SATA DVD Burner, 22X DVD-R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+R DL, Model: iHAS124-04. OEM ($19.99)

Combo PSU + GPU: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W + GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB ($204.98 + $19.99 tax - $40 rebate = $185.97)

Memory: Corsair 4G DDR3 1600 Mhz ($93.99 - $15 rebate = $78.99)

Case: Antec 300 ($56.26) or Cooler Master 310 ATX ($39.99)

OS: Windows 7 64 ($99.99)

Also want a cordless keyboard: Logitech Commercial Pro 2000, Model: 920-001655. ($20.99)

Shipping ($9.70)

Total: $890.86 ($945.86 before rebates)
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  1. You motherboard supports DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 memory, and you have selected some 1600
  2. Hmmm, thanks for pointing that out. Seems odd that it supports 2200 and 1333, but skips 1600...

    Patriot 4 gb 1333 ($89.99 - $20 rebate)
  3. It actually does. 1333 is the Jedec spec that it can officially list, whereas 2200 is the maximum the board has been rated to.
  4. So no glaring problems or suggestions for tweaking?
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