Gaming system ... unencumbered with knowledge

Been reading here for some time ... and I am about to try my hand at building a system ... for gaming ... with good future expansion ... yet good general purpose daily computer ... I would welcome comments on the compatibility of these components ...


CPU: i5 760 $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=CM_Hyper_212%2b-_-35-103-065-_-Product

Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3/1333 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

MoBo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=Asus_P7P55D-E_Pro-_-13-131-621-_-Product

GPU: Asus GTX 470 $270
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121400&cm_re=Asus_GTX_470-_-14-121-400-_-Product

Optical Drive: Samsung CD/DVD Burner $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151190&cm_re=Samsung_CD%2fDVD_Burner-_-27-151-190-_-Product

HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=Cooler_Master_HAF_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product

PSU: Corsair TX750 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

OS: W 7 Home Premium 64 (OEM) $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=Windows_7_Home_Premium_64_%28OEM%29-_-32-116-754-_-Product

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

Subtotal: $1321

Thank you for the input ... John
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  1. ^ I couldnt find any 1 bad component in that list... Very good selection IMO...
    Have you checked for combos ? Would save a bit...
    And how about a SSD? with a few changes here and there without significantly affecting the performance, you can get a SSD in your budget...

    Video card - GTX 460 1GB - Even this would be very good for gaming...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

    Monitor - 21.5" instead of the 23" - Saves about ~$30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236067

    PSU - Would easily power GTX 460 SLI
    Antec TP 650
    10% off w/ promo code AN10, limited offer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021

    So you save ~$120, with some combos, you could save even more...

    SSD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542

    But its your call though...
  2. ^ If not partial towards Intel and has no issues with overclocking, then the above AMD build would be a far better choice for gaming... ;)
  3. Thanks gkay09 ... I like the slightly cheaper monitor and perhaps graphics card ... and SSD ... I am reading up on installation information ... manuals etc ... this will be my first build ... Jfinet
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