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

Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ $32

Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3/1333 $70

MoBo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $180

GPU: Asus GTX 470 $270

Optical Drive: Samsung CD/DVD Burner $25

HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $75

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $90

PSU: Corsair TX750 $90

OS: W 7 Home Premium 64 (OEM) $99

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

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...

    Monitor - 21.5" instead of the 23" - Saves about ~$30

    PSU - Would easily power GTX 460 SLI
    Antec TP 650
    10% off w/ promo code AN10, limited offer

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


    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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