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First Time Builder w/ SLI capability for budget

Hey Guys,
I really enjoy reading the various opinions on other budget gaming pc you have built on this post. I would like you guys to grade my prospect build. Below are the parts I found on newegg and read some of the reviews by the newegg buyers. Please tell me what you guys think and whether I should change any parts. Please tell me If I need any additional parts as well. I only have a CD Drive, Mouse and Keyboard and Sound Card.

Thanks a bunch

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067)
EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188055)
Combo Deal (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.493864)
Total Price = CPU (208.99) + MB (169.99) - 30 (Combo Deal) - 40 (MIR) = $300


EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130571&cm_re=gtx_460_1gb-_-14-130-571-_-Product)
Total Price = GPU (220.00)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193&cm_re=G.Skill_ddr3_4gb-_-20-231-193-_-Product)
Total Price RAM (86.99)
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-066-_-Product)
Total Price Case(64.99)
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=650_watt_psu-_-17-139-005-_-Product)
Total Price PSU (89.99)

All Together Now: Combo Deal (300) + GPU (220) + RAM (86.99) + Case (64.99) + PSU (89.99) = $761.97

I also need a fan so can anyone recommend me some fans to install in the Antec 300 Illusion Case for an SLI Build. My Budget is $800 I plan to buy most of the parts through Newegg. Thanks guys, any additional advice would be appreciated.
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  2. For the GPU, don't waste your money on the SuperClocked version; get this one instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130566&cm_re=evga_gtx_460_1gb-_-14-130-566-_-Product

    It has a lifetime warranty (which basically says don't physically break the PCB and you're good), and overclocking is simple: download MSI Afterburner, and just move the sliders :)
  3. Thanks for you reply guys. Do I need a fan for this pc. I think I do can anyone recommend a cheap one.
  4. Another Question. Should I wait till Nov. for any pc deals or do you guys think the prices are going to stay the same
  5. Prices usually drop around the holidays, and you may find some decent sales that save you $10 at worst.

    The Antec 300 Illusion comes with 4 case fans (out of 5 total spots), so you're good to go in terms of fans. If you meant CPU cooler, the CPU comes with a stock cooler, which should be fine until you really start pushing the system and overclocking.
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