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Help me decide what to get my friend!!

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ok heres the deal.. i need to build a computer for my friend sweet!! so.. im stuck between 2 motherboards.. or two ideas anyway..

choice #1 was to get the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L or somthing like it and then get a cheap vid card for under $100 (prices are canadian btw)

the 2nd choice was to get the ASUS P5E-VM, or somthing similar.. more pricey.. yet onboard vid..

now me personaly.. i would spend 300+ and get somthing stupid crazy.. again lol. but friend needs somthing more affordable.. somthing that can at least play some games decently and play some music/browse the web casualy i imagine. he basicly wants to play wow lol..

the last pc i built for a friend had the ASUS M2A-VM, and its onboard vid was good enough for what we need i think..

so basicly the question is: is the onboard vid good enough to play games at a decent framerate... or should we go with a cheap mobo/vid combo?
also with the onboard if we can get 20-30 frames we would be happy
there will likely be a e6750 (my current one actualy taking the oppertunity to upgrade lol) with 2 gigs of ram.
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i7 4770k 4.1ghz ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA MSI GeForce GTX 780 2x8 G.Skill Trident X 10cl 2400mhz 
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256g Samsung 840 PRO SSD 2t Seagate Barracuda HDD Corsair h100i windows 7 ultimate 
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Core 2 Duo e6750 2.66 Asus Commando EVGA 650Ti GTX 2 1g OCZ Reapers + 2 2g OCZ Reapers 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k 4.1ghz ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA MSI GeForce GTX 780 2x8 G.Skill Trident X 10cl 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256g Samsung 840 PRO SSD 2t Seagate Barracuda HDD Corsair h100i windows 7 ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" LED Main, 21" Scepter Widescreen (o... Razer Tarantula  Corsair AXi860 Coolermaster HAF X 
Mouse
Razer Deathadder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo e6750 2.66 Asus Commando EVGA 650Ti GTX 2 1g OCZ Reapers + 2 2g OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pheonix III SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Windows7 Samsung 27" LED Main, 21" Scepter Widescreen (o... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Tarantula Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W Antec 900 Razer Deathadder 
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Onboard graphics is good for ... nothing

Get the mobo/video card combo.

Maybe an ATI 2600
    
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