My build, take a look

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

mobo:ASRock P55 PRO/USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

case: XION XON-CBX01-BL CyborGX Gaming Black w/ Blue LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

due to a transmission problem in my 350z, i had to put off buying my system for another pay period and have tweaked it, take a look and give your opinion.

purchase date: about 2 weeks
budget: $1000
usage: gaming
parts not required: none, replacing a laptop
country: United States
Preferred parts: intel/nvidia
overclocking: GPU: yes, CPU:not unless it becomes a choke point
SLI: possible as an alternative to a new card
monitor resolution: 1920x1080
other comments: keep in mind the budget, don't recommend something $50 more because it's better.

I'm not missing any components, the ones not listed I don't need any advice on. One thing I'd like to know is about the memory, is the difference between a CL9 and CL7 noticeable?
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  1. the difference between cl9 and cl7 is not noticeable in gaming no.

    I don't like XION cases, personal preference I guess.

    I'd also change the mobo to an ASUS P7P55D-E PRO
  2. I second vindictive's signature... but if you absolutely can't wait, this looks pretty good. I also would avoid Xion cases, though.
    Oh, and I doubt you'd be able to OC your SC EVGA card much more; on that note, OCing your i5 would be pretty easy and a simple way to improve performance in some games.
  3. any specific reason why i should avoid xion?

    and will the sandy bridge cpu at $200 be that much better than a i5-750?
  4. not used as much/common, and theres usually a reason for that.
    yes. 10-20% performance increase.
  5. what about the compatible mobo, i did some quick research and if i read it right the sandy bridge is going to be on a new socket, which will mean higher mobo cost. and this is primarily a gaming pc, so would waiting an extra month plus the extra cost pay off since 95% of games don't stress your cpu beyond maybe 2 cores being used.
  6. the cost won't be much more.. I'd guess 20-40 more for the mobo. if its any more than that I'm just going ahead and buying lga 1156 i7 760.
    It can't hurt to wait if you can.. prices go down after christmas on things that didnt sell + will go down when SB is released.
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