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Help finishing off my new build

I'm going to go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419 for a video card.
This http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073 for the CPU.

That's pretty much all I've got. This will be used for graphically intensive games but I'm on a budget of around 700 dollars, give or take. I saw this combo deal but motherboards are an area I'm pretty illiterate in so I'm not sure how this would work for gaming...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.634257

That would get me in my ballpark of 700 dollars(that's 700 including the OS. Cheapest I've found windows 7 has been 99 dollars).

Any input would be greatly appreciated! I have virtually no knowledge in the area of HDD's, but I figured 4 gigs of RAM would be sufficient. Case suggestions would help too. Having never built a computer myself I'm not sure how much room will be needed to fit these components in.

edit: Apparently I fail at hotlinking on this site as well. For that I apologize.
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  2. Thanks for the quick reply and advice. I wouldn't have guessed the 5850 to be better but I guess bigger numbers and higher prices don't always mean better performance.

    That all looks pretty good. I have to ask, why the change from the i5-2500 to the i5-2400? Was that simply to fit the posted budget or are you really not gaining much going with the 2500?
  3. It's .3ghz for $20, I guess you could go with the 2500 if you'd like.
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