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Reviving my E6600 build from 2007...

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Greetings everyone, HydrogenHuman here with a bit of a dilemma.

Between all the upgrades and the new computer build I did this past year, I have several spare parts from my old Dual Core E6600 build that are just sitting around in my closet. I would really like to breathe life back into my E6600 build as it worked so well for years.

Here are the computer parts I have so far:

Antec 900 Case
Intel Dual Core E6600 @ 2.4 Ghz (Socket 775)
4 Gigs Patriot Memory DDR2 800 Mhz
160 Gig Western Digital Velociraptor HDD
Thermaltake 420 Watt Purepower Power Supply (Old School hold-over from 2003, haha)

So essentially I only need the following parts:
Motherboard (Socket 775)
Video Card
Other miscellaneous parts (Wireless Adapter, possibly new CPU Cooler, etc)


I already have chosen the motherboard (an ASrock micro ATX board), and I'm all set on the miscellaneous parts. Now I just need to choose a decent video card, but I don't really want to break the bank with one (I would like to stay around $100 tops). On top of that, if I'm going to be using an old power supply, I would need to choose a video card that doesn't use much power, as the Thermaltake power supply is so old it doesn't even have a 24 pin mainboard connector, it is 20 pin. However, the motherboard I chose is compatible with that sort of power supply.

One more thing so this post doesn't get too huge, the resolution for playing games and such would be 1280*1024, which I think is important to know since I'm not sure if the CPU or the Video card would play a bigger factor at that resolution.

Any suggestions are welcome. Again, I'm not trying to break the bank on this build, I just would like to see it Riiiiise, riiiise from the electronic grave!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5 Ghz AsRock Z77 Professional MSI 660ti Power Edition 8 Gb G.Skill ARES DDR3 2133Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64 Crucial M4 256 Gb Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Gb Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Acer 27" LCD Monitor (60Hz) Logitech G-110 Corsair TX-750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
NZXT Phantom (White) Logitech MX-518 Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers Asus Xonar D1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 115... Foxconn H61MXV LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Int... HIS H667FN1G Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 P... G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM ... LITE-ON DVD Burner LOGISYS Computer IC211HTPC 80mm Hydro Bearing C... Windows 7 Home Premium 
Case
Rosewill R379-M Black/ Silver 0.8mm SGCC Steel ... 
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Hydrogen Comp
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5 Ghz AsRock Z77 Professional MSI 660ti Power Edition 8 Gb G.Skill ARES DDR3 2133Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64 Crucial M4 256 Gb Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Gb Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Acer 27" LCD Monitor (60Hz) Logitech G-110 Corsair TX-750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
NZXT Phantom (White) Logitech MX-518 Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers Asus Xonar D1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 115... Foxconn H61MXV LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Int... HIS H667FN1G Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 P... G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM ... LITE-ON DVD Burner LOGISYS Computer IC211HTPC 80mm Hydro Bearing C... Windows 7 Home Premium 
Case
Rosewill R379-M Black/ Silver 0.8mm SGCC Steel ... 
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I remember an E6600 build I had from late 2006. Good chips for their day.

If you had the budget, the points I would address are a small 60GB SSD and perhaps a newer 500-550W power supply.

But with your constraints,

Video Card - $81.99 VisionTek Radeon HD 6770 1GB
or
$89.99 MSI GeForce GTS 450 1GB

Miscellaneous parts like the CPU cooler and Wireless adapter are at your own discretion given the PCI/PCI-E slots and configuration you are going for.
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