New system build, thoughts?

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COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS - Retail

OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1333LV6GK - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8400 - Retail


So far this is my plan for my new machine :) I've got a really old system that I need to replace. Only things I do are a lot of browsing, a lot of Photoshop, and some gaming (WoW only). Big things I want to achieve with this rig is a smooth experience with two monitors (probably 24's so either 1680 or 1920 res), as well as smooth gameplay in WoW on a single monitor, 1920res.

Any suggestions, changes? I don't mind the budget fluctuating a bit (~$100), but if you post a link keep in mind that I'm Canadian and I want to buy everything off Newegg.ca.

Thanks :)
 

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Any real reasoning behind that? or just personal preference?
 

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^ no it's just that I didn't know GTS 250's and 4870's were about the same price on your side of the pond.

Keep the Q8400 and gigabyte motherboard but switch the GTS 250 for a 4870, a lot more power for only a bit more.
 

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Can anyone recommend a good mobo for this setup? I'm a bit iffy on the Gigabyte one right now. I'd like at least 4gb of memory.