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~1000 gaming/flight sim/family PC build check

Wise sages of Tom's Hardware,

I'm building a computer for an in-law and I was wondering if anyone had advice on my build. The requirements are:
* Around $1000
* Applications:
- gaming
- microsoft office suite (school / home office)
- flight simulation (unspecified, but probably Microsoft's)
* Upgrade existing dated computer
* Communicate with wireless *G* router when needed


Here are my current components / combos from newegg:
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, $59.95 (50 after rebate)

TP-LINK TL-WN781ND IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, $19.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM, $69.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM + Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive , Combo Price: $179.98

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ... + SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity, Combo Price: $374.98

ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard + Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor BX80605I7875K, Combo Price: $424.99

(Optical drive already ordered, $17)

TOTAL: $1146.88

Any build comments / advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. Also forgot to add: there's about -$50 in rebates that can be subtracted from total
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    looks pretty decent overall. As always, sandy bridge is out in 2 weeks, nd will change this equation

    However: you might consider the i5-760, which is a lot less, also available in a combo saving you $100, for very similar performance to the i7-8xx:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.564040

    The board you are looking at has only 1 PCIe16 slot. You'll only need 650W PSU, so get this PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021

    and this HD6870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506

    which is only $320 instead of $375
  3. Best answer selected by Ultimaswc3.
  4. Thanks for the informative reply. Do you think prices will drop with the CES 2011 release for sandy bridge?
  5. almost certainly. everyone says Sandy Bridge pricing will be similar to current i5 pricing
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