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What is a good all around CPU now?

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I haven't kept up with the world of computers much since my sig rig was amazing (its been awhile). A friend wants to build a computer for general use with the intention of maybe throwing in a video card later for gaming. What processors are good for general office use that can handle games with a mid range video card today?
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i7 6700k Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero ASUS GTX 980ti Strix Gskill Trident Z 
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Samsung 850 evo WD Caviar Blue Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 
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CM storm EVGA Supernova 850W Thermaltake Level 10 GT RAT 7 
Audio
Harmon Kardon Soundsticks III Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II B55 NB@2.8 asus m4n75td Asus GTX 460 sli 16gb ddr3 1600 G-skill 
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2x Seagate 500gb Hyper 212 evo Windows 7 64 bit, Acer H233H and sony 19" 
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And Intel i5 would be best. I wouldn't bother with the K versions. Those tend to cost a bit more because they can be overclocked. Chances are that won't be happening, so no use spending the extra for it. Depending on prices, either a Haswell or Skylake i5 would be fine for office work and gaming. You should be able to grab one for $160 to $200 depending on the level of i5 you buy. Even the cheaper ones will be suffice for your intended use.
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A 6600K is all you'll ever need. Best all around CPU, currently.
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6700K @ 4.8 GHz 1.35V Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 MSI GTX 1080 TI Sea Hawk EK X @ 2.1 / 12 GHz 32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 3350 MHz 15-14-14-34-2T 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB WD Red 8TB NAS 10 * 6TB HGST Desktar NAS (RAID Z2) Go away 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FB GA Z170X Monoblock EK/MSI Waterblock/Backplate 2 * Dazmode Darkside LP360 MCP355 DDC @ 7V 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
9 * Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition @ 7V 8.1 Pro 12-bit ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q + LG 34UM58-P Corsair Vengeance K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic SS-520FL2 - Fanless Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Proteus Core XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
Audio
Asus Xonar DSX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7 GHz 1.39V Maximus VI Gene MSI GTX 1070 Seahawk EK X @ 2.1/9.0 Ghz 16GB G.Skill Sniper 2600 MHz 11-14-14-14-2T 1.65V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Seagate Barracuda 8TB I will end you Dazmode Darkside Maple Leaf Special Edition 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK GTX 1070 Seahawk Feser TFC Admiral 240 Black Ice GTX Xtreme M92 6 * Silverstone SST-FN121-P 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2 * Noctua NF-B9 Redux 8 Pro 64-bit Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K Overlord Tempest X270OC 27" 1440P @ 72 Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K60 EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 NZXT Vulcan (With Attached Handle) Logitech G500 
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XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
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10 * 6TB HGST Deskstar NAS (RAID Z2) I will harm you Corsair H60 FreeNAS 9.10 
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