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Alright, so I will go with the "K" version CPU, and he is ok with a bit of an OC to begin with, he made it 3 years on a stock clocked e8400, so im sure this cpu will be enough with a mild oc. I will research a 2x4gb kit of ram to allow for expansion, although it is doubtful he will upgrade beyond 8gb.

the cooler, I will consider the hyper 212+, it is definitely a lot cheaper than the Corsair PSU's are.

What about the motherboard, I want to stick to P series boards, USB 3.0 (at least 2) and some usb 2.0 ports, a handful of sata 3 -ports and sata 2 ports.

As for the GPU I really think he will never SLI, but i would like to leave the opening there, he will keep this rig for 3 years... so I want to get the best GPU that he is willing to buy, I think a 580 is out of the question, so a 570 is where he is looking, he also prefers nvidia over AMD/ATI.

as for the power supply, I want quality, that will handle his stock rig, with a light OC and give him the potential for adding a GPU if he ever desires.

Sound card or onboard sound is easy, I can deal with that...

Updated the OP with recommendations.

as for his budget, not top of the line, not garbage, he understands the importance of a solid power supply, good cooling, and gpu performance when in relation to gaming.
Edited by identitycrisis - 5/4/11 at 7:47am
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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