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$850 intel build, any sugestions?

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I had originally been planing on going with the AMD tri-core for my new build, but then i saw the price for the i3's. I had already known that it is uncommon if they don't hit 4+Ghz so i decided to go for it. Here's my build, it will be bought on the 26. If you have any suggestions/want to change the whole build please use newegg.ca and my postal code (K9V 4R1) for shipping/tax. my budget was stretched to $1000 with shipping and taxes ( $850 before taxes), up from $800 including taxes so it cannot go any farther. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    
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A middle to low end i3 with a high end 6950 seems kinda strange, but it really depends on what you're using it for, I suppose. Not a bad build though, I've heard good things about MSI and great things about G Skill

Sucks that you have to pay so much for shipping =/
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A middle to low end i3 with a high end 6950 seems kinda strange, but it really depends on what you're using it for, I suppose. Not a bad build though, I've heard good things about MSI and great things about G Skill

Sucks that you have to pay so much for shipping =/
The shipping sucks doesn't it.
This will be exclusively a gaming rig an nothing else, so i figured that a dual core at 4 GHz and a higher end graphics card would be better than a 3.5 GHz quad core and a mid range graphics card. Thanks
    
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athlon II x2 2.8:2500k cheapo giabyte:AsRock Extreme3 z68 gigabyte Super overclock 470 880/1760/1800 4 GB "value" ram: G.Skill 1600 
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Caviar Black 500GB XP Asus 24" XFX 750W 
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690 II 
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