Intel i7 Gaming Computer $1500 Budget

This will be my first attempt at designing my own gaming computer. I'm hoping to be able to play the majority of video games on high settings with a 1920x1080 screen resolution (Starcraft 2 specifically). I do want to attempt to overclock this system as I have done some light reading on it.

All in all, I'm willing to go beyond this budget as it is not set in stone. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Video Card - $327
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 607MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card

Processor - $322
Intel Core I7 950 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.06GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S

Motherboard - $246
ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard

Case - $178
Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0

Hard Drive - $170

Power Supply - $143
Coolermaster Silent Pro 850W Modular Power Supply SLI ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC PCI-E 135mm Fan

RAM - $138
G.SKILL F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM Ripjaws 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 240PIN Triple Channel i7 Memory

DVD Drive - $24
Pioneer DVR-218DBK CD/DVD-RW 22X OEM SATA DVD Burner W/ Labelflash Support Black
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  1. EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 607MHZ 1280MB-$314.99 after mir
    Pricematch that at Ncix it's the exact same product number but comes with 2 games and a Starfox Trial.
    Intel Core i7 950 -$309.99

    ASUS P6T X58 -$241.55/ $211.55 after mir

    Coolermaster Haf X-$165.40

    Antec Truepower Quattro 850W -$114.99 /$89.99 after mir

    HSF-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus-$19.99

    Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM -$16.99

    I realize the benefits of directcanada's free shipping over $300 i've purchased from them before.
    Ncix pricematches any instock item in Canada so i would definitely do a dry cart run to see what their shipping would be like.
    I would definitely buy the case and a couple of other things like the mobo and ram for the free shipping from direct though.
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    I'd go with the msi twin frozr 2 gtx 470. it runs cooler. quieter than the stock gtx470 cards and msi afterburner makes it very easy to overclock. i just recently bought it and couldn't be happier.

    came out to $319 before tax and after rebate.

    You should also get a heatsink for the i7. id recommend:

    Other than that, it looks really good. If the new cpu's weren't around the corner id pretty much be building the exact same setup.
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