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Dad and mom's computer finally kicked the bucket, so I figured I'd build them a new one with my old computer case and some of the computer parts I currently have installed, since I'll upgrade some components in the near future.

I'll give them my 8800 GTS 512MB GPU and 640GB HDD. In the end I'll only need to look at a CPU, motherboard, PSU, and heatsink. I'm not too familiar with the up to date CPU and motherboards as of late. What type of CPU and motherboard would be a good investment for normal usage? I don't want an over the top CPU and motherboard because it would be limited by the 8800 GTS then wouldn't it? So I think I'll need something that won't be limited by the video card I"ll use in the build. What do you guys suggest? Doubt I will overclock the CPU as well, since it's just a normal build. And is a PSU of around 600 W sufficient enough for a build like this?
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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 
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SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB  2xSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Deck Legend - Ice (Linear) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W 
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Logitech G400s NuForce Icon HDP Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB  2xSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Deck Legend - Ice (Linear) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W 
MouseAudioAudio
Logitech G400s NuForce Icon HDP Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones 
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post #2 of 4
if you want to stay intel, then i'd say get an i3/i5 and any decent board for it. and i'd recommend a quality 600 watt psu
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are you near a microcenter?

i5 2500K + ASUS P8P67 = $290
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...NDLEpromo.html

and lots of amd bundles
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html
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are you near a microcenter?

i5 2500K + ASUS P8P67 = $290
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...NDLEpromo.html

and lots of amd bundles
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html
Nah not really near one. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll wait and see what else comes up before I decide. Though that bundle looks promising.
EvuL Machine
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB  2xSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Deck Legend - Ice (Linear) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W 
MouseAudioAudio
Logitech G400s NuForce Icon HDP Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones 
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EvuL Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB  2xSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Deck Legend - Ice (Linear) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W 
MouseAudioAudio
Logitech G400s NuForce Icon HDP Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones 
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