A Newegg Gaming Build.. will this work?

Hello,
I recently got the promotional Newegg Newsletter with all the great promo codes and it inspired me to try and put together a wishlist to see if I could finally buckle down to buy and build that gaming PC that I've been procrastinating with.

Problem is, despite the basic certifications, my confidence is a little low.. Ya think maybe someone could check and see if I've got the system balanced right?

Here's my wishlist: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=27328008

It says $1,041.91 but after all the promo codes and the mail-in rebates are applied, its supposed to come around to $888.91

All the promo codes expire on the 7th. Thanks in advance!
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  1. The memory is a overkill. You can just use the DDR3 1600 RipJaw to save about $10.
  2. Here's a few alternatives to have a look at.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093 $59.99
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314 $79.99
    ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637I53450/dp/B007SZ0ECE/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338055945&sr=1-15 $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338056741&sr=1-1 $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148419 $23.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-GV-N560OC-1GI/dp/B004KM49WO $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004L01QVM/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004KM49WO&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0MCW6XZFM68GXMB0SPDN $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)

    http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monitor-Black/dp/B005BZNDOO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1338926401&sr=1-1 $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_6?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338926534&sr=1-6 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003
  3. When Why_Me has spoken it is best to just do what he says... he is pretty much spot on with all his suggestions.
  4. I agree, go with 1600 ram, and get it cas 8 or lower. You'll get better performance than 1866 cas 9 ram.
  5. Ok here's what I've got now so far:

    $189.99
    Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

    $17.99
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    $229.99
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)

    and the parts from Newegg-

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14689229

    -say $356.95, but with Promo Codes and Mail-in Rebates, it should come out to $311.95 ((partly because the HDD comes out to $79.99))


    I'm debating on the monitor, though, because the Promo code and mail-in rebate I have for Newegg puts the

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
    ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)

    at $129.99

    But as Why_Me said, there's the

    http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monitor-Black/dp/B005BZNDOO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1338926401&sr=1-1
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

    at $129.99 as well

    Which one would show more of a 'fluid' picture. I guess I'm confused by the LCD being 2ms and the LED being 5ms

    EDIT: links were broken, sorry
  6. (sorry for the double-post)
    Ah, I found out my answer, I'm going with the LED.

    So, should this updated build work well?
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