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Please comment on my first build

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My pos laptop's hd just went out and seeing a friend's 1090t build has made me want to build. After speaking with him for a while, we have put a little something together. He is an AMD fan, but I've always had an intel powered laptop. I'm not set on one or the other, but we went with an AMD build for now. I will be using it for gaming, video encoding, and learning more about these machines. I tried to limit my spending to about a grand, but I've already gone over. I plan on adding more as time goes on (i.e. water cooling, ssd, large storage hd).

Corsair 600t
Corsair ax750
Asus Crosshair V
AMD 965 black
Seagate Barracuda 500gb
Corsair Vengeance 8gb
XFX Radeon 6870

I'm going to have to find a good monitor on sale somewhere too. Let me know what you guys think.
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Swap the 965 and Crosshair for a P67 and an i5 2500k for about the same price and you'll see much better results. If possible, go to Microcenter, as you can get a 2500k and a P67 Sabertooth for ~$360. Also, for that build you won't need more than a good 600w PSU.
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Swap the 965 and Crosshair for a P67 and an i5 2500k for about the same price and you'll see much better results. If possible, go to Microcenter, as you can get a 2500k and a P67 Sabertooth for ~$360. Also, for that build you won't need more than a good 600w PSU.
The i5 2500k and a sabertooth p67 combo for 404 on newegg. The crosshair would still be a good mb when the 965 needs to be replaced right? When it's time for more performance I don't want to have to rebuild the whole thing. The 750w is for if I decide to get another 6870.
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