First build in a LONG time, looking for opinions

Hello,
Let me start by saying I haven't built a pc from scratch in a few years, and I'm trying to play catch up with all the new products on the market. Here is what I am trying to accomplish. A PC that is as close to $1000 as possible. It will be used for moderate gaming like WoW, Call of Duty, and the new Final Fantasy. It will also be used for recording, downloading, and watching movies, music, etc. I have always been an AMD fan so I am gearing towards that.

Below is what I have come up with on my own so far, and what I would like to know is 1) does everything here look compatible, and 2) any suggestions to swap out/change anything to make it a better rig. I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc and what you see below is all I need for a new PC.

Any suggestions on a mid range vid card would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help and critique, and sorry for the random order of parts below :D

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148325

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631

CPU: (Open for debate, was trying to save money now with the idea of upgrading later)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846

DVDR (x2):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Operating System:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

And the video card I am stumped on. Been leaning towards an ATI of some kind, preferably with 1gb of mem at 256bit, but suggestions are very welcome.

Thanks again!
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  1. AMD

    AMD 1055t - $197
    AMD 955 - $154
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851&cm_re=1055t-_-19-103-851-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=amd_955-_-19-103-808-_-Product

    Motherboard (many options) ~$200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655&cm_re=890fx-_-13-131-655-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644&cm_re=890fx-_-13-131-644-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274&cm_re=890fx-_-13-130-274-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441&cm_re=890fx-_-13-128-441-_-Product

    Memory - $96
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Hard Drive - $74
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    Graphics Card 5870 - $364
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125316&cm_re=5870-_-14-125-316-_-Product

    Power Supply 750w $109 After Rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003&Tpk=xfx%20750

    DVD Burner - $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

    Subtotal: $1,114.93

    Or you can get a 5970
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102887&cm_re=5970-_-14-102-887-_-Product

    Subtotal: $1,399.93

    Or you can get the ROG 5870 (pretty much the best 5870 you can get)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121382&cm_re=5870-_-14-121-382-_-Product

    Subtotal: $1,269.93

    Or you can get a 1090t and that will add ~$90/~$140 to all totals.

    Note, if you get the 5970 get the XFX 850w - $129 After Rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001&Tpk=xfx%20850

    Or you can get 5870 in Crossfire X and 5850 in Crossfire X

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    INTEL

    i5-760 - $209
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

    Motherboard - $134 After Rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131601&cm_re=sabertooth_p55-_-13-131-601-_-Product

    Memory - $96
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Hard Drive - $74
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Graphics Card GTX470 - $324 After Rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549&cm_re=gtx_470-_-14-130-549-_-Product

    Power Supply - $129 After Rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549&cm_re=gtx_470-_-14-130-549-_-Product

    DVD Burner - $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

    Subtotal: $921.93

    Or you can get two GTX 460s in SLI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518 x2

    Subtotal: $1,051.93

    Or you can get two GTX470s in SLI

    Subtotal: $1,251.93
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