New Build $1000 computer, intel i5 760

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I figure this out
Budget Range: $1000 (+ or - )Before / After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Games, lot’s of file downloading and 100gb of music

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:, -- to show us selection & pricing)
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: I was thinking intel but I’d be open to amd suggestion
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Additional Comments: if anyone has any suggestion I am completely open, this will be my first build. I am going do duel screen if that changes anything. If you see anywhere I could save some money with out effecting quality let me know. Thank you so much.

Parts List:

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 $200.00
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $179.00
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $64.99
Graphics Cards: evga GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked Video Card, 2 for $139 each, on sale right now.
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window $100.00
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $105.00
SSD: Corsair Force F40 CSSD-F40GB2 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $105.00
CPU cooling: any suggestions?
Power: any suggestions?
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  1. Seems like a pretty good build. For CPU cooling look into the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ if you're not looking to spend too much. Very good bang for buck.
    For power:
    Great price atm
  2. Wait till sandy bridge Jan 5th.
    The new CPU that is supposed to replace the i5 750/760 is supposed to cost 200-$215 and have 10%-15% performance increase.
  3. "Dragon Age on the other hand shows an 11.6% gain vs. the i5 760 and equal performance to the Core i7 880. Given that the i5 2400 is slated to be cheaper than the i5 760, I can't complain."
  4. If you can wait it should be worth the wait, but you're trusting speculation.
  5. for the psu i would look for around the 700 w
    here are two good ones:


    both of them are 750 w and have enough watt for sli/crossfire and overclocking :)
  6. oh my bad :p


    But Mark has a good one too.

    Btw if your going to take a non-modular psu your going to have to do some cable managment, but i really enjoyed doing that.

    Anyway i think we agree that 750 w would be good.
    the xfx black edition 750w modular, silver certified.
    scored a 10 on performance, which only 4 psu's have accomplished.
    $110 after MIIR
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