I5 Gaming Build: Final Thoughts?

I started a thread a few weeks back based on an i7 build I thought I was going for. I am going to end up waiting to purchase after Black Friday it looks like as I realized that I'm really in no rush and the idea of potentially catching some deals is too good to pass up. Here was my original thread: Thoughts On This i7 Build


Approximate Purchase Date: After Black Friday / first week of December.

Budget Range: $1000-1300, not including combo deals or rebates. I'd be willing to go over budget a bit if the part(s) is really that necessary - any and all comments/suggestions/critiques welcomed, please.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, TF2, Starcraft II, Brink), web browsing, media (videos, music, and movies).

Parts Not Required: Monitor, OS, keyboard, and mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com ONLY (won't be able to make it a Micro Center, for example).

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel, other than that, no preference.

Overclocking: No (none at all, ever).

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Here's what my cart at Newegg looks like as of this morning:

Processor: i5-760
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156
RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GeForce GTX 470
Hard Drive: Spinpoint F3
Case: Antec P183
Power Supply: Corsair 650TX-650W

So just over a grand, not too bad I don't think. The only other part that I'd consider adding is a SSD and only if I can catch one on sale around Black Friday. Other than that, looking for any and all comments or suggestions. Thanks again for all the help, this forum has been great.
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  1. Looks like a nice build.
  2. Thanks for the reply man, that's what I like to here lol.

    I put a pretty decent amount of time looking over parts and trying to get the most "bang for my buck" so-to-speak. I'm pretty happy with what I'm looking at at the moment. Not to mention the whole i5 vs i7 in regards to gaming debate, I think I made some good choices. Thanks once again.
  3. OS? (didn't read the entire old thread)
  4. Ugh, sorry - should of included that in the "parts not required" section.

    Yeah, all set there, have a copy of Windows 7.
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