Gaming build for HD monitor

Hello,
I am planning to build a gaming PC, based on a recommended "gamer" build. As I am doing a lot of photoshop designs for work, i have high res 24" monitor (1920 x 1080). I want games to run in max video settings. So i was wondering if I should go for video components from "enthusiast" build, or the "gamer" build will do.
I don't play Crysis, though, mostly WOW,which is not as video intensive ofc.
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  1. Welcome to the forum. A nice quad core/mid range GPU comba should work well. What is your budget though? There's a build advice form in my signature.
  2. The star attraction would be a GPU equalling or exceeding the performance of a HD5830 and build your rig around that and you'd have fun in games Full HD
  3. radeon 5850 or 5870, core i7 930, 4gb ram...
  4. ok, budget is between "gamer" and enthusiast, lets say about 1100-1200.

    so CPU Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz + GPU XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB will do?
  5. I mean 1100-1200 for a tower (incl case but no monitor, no OS etc)

    And another question, if i plan adding SSD to run OS later, is there anything specific i need to keep in mind while choosing MOBO?

    So far was looking at this build from this forum:
    * CPU: Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    * MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    * RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
    * HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail
    * HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    * PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    * GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
    * DVD: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail
    * Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    * Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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