$1500 gaming build

Hi guys,
I'm looking to assemble my first gaming computer soon. I've picked out some parts but I could use some in depth knowledge and some second opinions. Also I'm kinda out of touch with graphics cards so any advice on a good card would be appreciated. cheers

Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W PSU
2x Corsair Value Select DDR3 PC10600/1333MHz CL9 4GB
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD5 mobo
Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz Socket 1156 cpu
NZXT Phantom case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 64MB 1TB hd
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  1. Hey Whats Your Budget?
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    Hey Whats Your Budget?


    it's in the thread title :)
  3. Stuff marked "later" is for a future upgarde

    Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072

    PSU - $120 - Corsair HX750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    MoBo - $200 - Asus Sabertooth
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665

    CPU - $295 - Intel i7-950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142

    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080

    RAM - $110 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226155

    GFX - $220 - EVGA GTX 460 SC
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130575

    GFX - Later - Same

    HD - $55 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5"
    120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227590

    DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Monitor - $190 - ASUS
    VH242H1920x1080 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

    Keyboard - $45 - Logitech G110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126087

    Mouse - $30 - Logitech MX-518
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318

    $1,519 but that doesn't include any savings fro current newegg combos.
  4. Thanks for the suggestions, but since i'm not in the US I can't use newegg so I'm kinda limited in the parts I can choose from. I've decided to use the PSU, mobo, cooler and graphics card you suggested though. What was wrong with my choices for case, CPU (I've read that using i7 in a gaming rig is a bit pointless because games don't really use hyperthreading) and RAM?
  5. Also would it be worth waiting for sandy bridge? I assume that means I'd have buy a mobo other than the X58?
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