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Ok, thanks everyone for your input! Looks like im going to go with the i3-2100 as it does give similar if not better performance than the Q9650 I have sitting around. And between Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge if she starts to see games being bottlenecked by the CPU I will obviously have upgrade options as obviously there will still be 1155 parts for the next few years being sold.

As far as graphics go, looks like I will be giving her a GTX 560 or GTX 560 TI, a 460 might work, but obviously the tweaks made to the GF114 core in the 560 allows higher frequencys and the full 256bit memory interface is better. And again should let her play any game at 1680x1050 and even 1920x1200 (or 1080) for the next 3 years at least, yes obviously more to the end of that 3 years she wont be able to max settings anymore smile.gif
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Draconis
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 1 TB External Dell DVD-RW Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (Retail) Dell 24 Inch U2413 (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent Corsair HX1000i Corsair Obsidian 900D Razer Mamba Tournament Edition 
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Corsair Mouse Pad Medium Logitech 5.1 Z5300e 
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Dell 24 Inch U2410 (1920x1200) Corsair Strafe RGB MX Red Corsair HX750i Corsair Obsidian 750D 
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