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Suggestions on i5 build for friend

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Hey OCN, my friend is looking into getting a gaming rig and has got around $1100 to spend on it. So this is what I got. It all has to come from NCIX as it is a local store here in Vancouver, Canada.

Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Processor & ASUS P8P67 B3 Motherboard- $349.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...7&promoid=1302

Corsair TX750W
$89.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...5&promoid=1302

Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer
$18.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...2&promoid=1302

Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced
Price matched to $78.70
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49226

Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600
$87.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55445

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA3
Price matched to $58.27
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52888

Coolermaster Hyper 212
Price matched to $24.12
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337

Samsung 2494SW 24IN
Price matched to $179.69
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=47680

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Hawk OC 780MHZ 1GB
$159.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...9&promoid=1306

It comes out to be $1,062.67 without tax. What do you guys think? I will be doing mild overclocks for him for now.
Core 2 Quad
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 TWIN PC8500 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2494SW 24IN Logitech G15 
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Corsair TX750W 750 Watt Antec 900 Logitech G9x Starcraft 2 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 TWIN PC8500 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2494SW 24IN Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750W 750 Watt Antec 900 Logitech G9x Starcraft 2 
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It looks great! But if you can squeeze a little more in there, a 560 would be awesome. 460 is a generation old, and being OCN, you'd want the latest and greatest!
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Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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Das Model S Professional Silent Antec BP550 Plus NZXT Phantom Razer DeathAdder 
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Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Model S Professional Silent Antec BP550 Plus NZXT Phantom Razer DeathAdder 
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