I5 760 $1,200 build (gaming)

Here is my current cart via newegg. I'm looking for advice and I'm open to any suggestions.
-650 psu enough?
-cheap case?

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Item #: N82E16814130549
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
Item #: N82E16817139005
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Item #: N82E16819115067
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-$34.00 Instant

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835103073
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
($19.99 each)

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227542
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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-$35.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
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COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Combo

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131621
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116758
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$40.00 Combo
Subtotal: $1,209.86
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  1. MoBo - Is there anything the P7P55D-E is giving you hat the new Asus Sabertooth does not ? it's $30 cheaper and has a 5 year warranty. Cant buy in combo w/ i7-750 at the moment but amazon has it for same price


    .... or consider the 870 in combo ...


    see how the two stack up here:


    Drop the AS5 and it's 200 hour curing time (per AS5 website) for Shin Etsu which scores higher

    These RAM sticks are cheaper (same performance) and come w/ a free flash drive

    I'd take the Mugen 2 over the 212

    Vertex 2 is faster and bigger and hard to resist w/ $60 off combined discount and MIR

    The 912 is a bit small if planning to SLI in the future, would suggest HAF 922 w/ 850 watter (XFX Black Edition 850) for longevity / upgrade options
  2. Thanks I actually made all those changes including the 870 combo ...should i go with more ram now? after case it changes the price to roughly $1400
  3. If your gonna spend that much on a i5-760 rig, bump it up to a i7-930, with a LGA1366 mobo, but then you'll need 3 sticks of 2GB RAM.

    Prices should be close. You can get a i7-930 from MicroCenter for $199.00ish. Stay with a Asus mobo, but get a X58 chipset, like an Asus P6X58D-E for $230.00, from MicroCenter.

    Corsair XMS or OCZ Gold/Platinum DDR3-1600 6GB Kit (3x2GB). Newegg has better prices on RAM.
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