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Please Help me with Gaming Build

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November 22, 2010 5:29:29 PM

Use:
Primarily gaming. Streaming Blu-Ray Quality media. Moderate programming. Light web-development.

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Concerns:
1. Is this a good motherboard?
2. Is the CPU a good choice? I like the performance/price point of this CPU, but Intel's 875k and i7-950 are both close in performance and price as well and various reviews and benchmarks seem neck in neck.
3. Is this a good choice for SSD? I read up on benchmarks and reviews of a lot of SSD's and the OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 90 GB seemed the best buy. 90 GB is plenty for Windows 7 and gaming. I plan to store media and other large files on another networked computer with 12 TB of storage.
4. Is this good RAM? I read that you have to tweak the response time settings in your BIOS due to this RAM having non-standard latencies for its grade.
5. Is this enough RAM? I'm assuming that with this CPU, triple channel is not an option, so two 2-gig sticks would be fine as opposed to three 2-gig sticks.
6. Any other concerns/tips/objections about this build? I came up with this build mostly via Newegg reviews and various hardware benchmarks around the web. Though I've built several computers from scratch in my lifetime, I'm by no means an expert. And I'm woefully behind the times when it comes to current hardware trends and standards. I would appreciate any criticism of this build or tips on how to improve it.

Thanks!

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November 23, 2010 1:15:38 PM

Anyone?
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