Lan Gaming Cube Build

Hi, Just wondering what you guys think of my build, and if you guys might have any opinions and/or thoughts.

Potential Build

Silverstone SG07 w: $220
http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Mini-ITX-Mini-DTX-Certified-SG07B-W/dp/B003V8ATM2/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295378754&sr=8-1-fkmr1

Gigabyte H55N USB3 itx mobo:$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128448&Tpk=igabyte%20H55N

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760: $204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

- With Scythe Shuriken 100mm cooler:$33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185097&Tpk=With%20Scythe%20Shuriken%20100mm

ASUS ENGTX460 DIRECTCU/G/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP: $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121396

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3: $80

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Total: $892
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  1. Get a H67-itx board (Foxconn ($75) and Intel ($125) make them) and a $205 i5-2500. Since the H board won't allow overclock anyway, don't waste time on the K-series, and use the standard intel cooler. Change to 8 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB for the same cost. (Mushkin enhanced Silverline are $82, or G.Skill is $80)

    You spend $20 extra for the intel motherboard, but you don't need the CPU cooler (the intell one is not that loud), so you save $13. you could also step down to the basic model of the GTX460 or the HD6850 for $180 instead of $200., saving $20 more, then manually overclock the card instead.
  2. Ok, here is my update build with the cpu cooler still added. Do you really think the built-in CPU cooler is good enough?

    Potential Build

    Silverstone SG07 w: $220
    http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Mini-ITX-Mini-DTX-Certified-SG07B-W/dp/B003V8ATM2/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295378754&sr=8-1-fkmr1

    Intel BOXDH67CF LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard:$124
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121484&cm_re=h67_itx-_-13-121-484-_-Product

    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor: $210
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073&cm_re=i5_2500-_-19-115-073-_-Product

    - With Scythe Shuriken 100mm cooler:$33
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185097&Tpk=With%20Scythe%20Shuriken%20100mm

    ASUS ENGTX460 DIRECTCU/G/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP: $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121396

    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770: $82
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095&cm_re=Silverline-_-20-226-095-_-Product

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive: $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Total: $919
  3. Or I am thinking of going with the video card:
    ECS NGTX460-1GPI-F GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134116

    There are so many different choices for the gtx 460....which video card do you think will suit me. I do not plan on ever overclocking it or needing to.
  4. if you aren't overclocking, the default intel cooler will be all you need...it's what it's there for.

    as fo the GPU, I'd suggest this Gigabyte model, with a better warranty, $189.99 w/ $20 rebate and 2 free games
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
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