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Intel Build Suggestions [$650] Limit

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Hey guys, I'm currently looking into a Micro-ATX build and have not been keeping as up-to-date on Intel's new chipsets as in the past. The build is going to be for my brother. Portability is very important to him so a Micro case is a must. he does light gaming but is mainly looking for something to do some sound/video editing and Blu-ray playback. I'm looking for something in the $650 range. Things I already have that I plan on using for his build:

GPU - 8800GTX
HDD - WD Black 1TB
Blu-Ray Drive
Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse

Any/all suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance for your advice!
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev1.0 ASUS GTX470 @ 810/1620/1700 (1.1V) 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 22x DVD-ROM Windows Vista x64 Dell U2711 
PowerCase
Corsair 850TX CoolerMaster ATCS840 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev1.0 ASUS GTX470 @ 810/1620/1700 (1.1V) 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 22x DVD-ROM Windows Vista x64 Dell U2711 
PowerCase
Corsair 850TX CoolerMaster ATCS840 
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post #2 of 5
i recommend getting a h50 or anything along those lines since the case will be small.

do u live near a microcenter?
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3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128Gb Raystorm Win7 Ultimate 64bit Asus LED 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries G6V2 600w ModXstealth  CM 690 II advance Nvidia Steelseries IKARI Lazer 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QcK Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
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3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128Gb Raystorm Win7 Ultimate 64bit Asus LED 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries G6V2 600w ModXstealth  CM 690 II advance Nvidia Steelseries IKARI Lazer 
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post #3 of 5
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Closest Microcenter is ~2.5hrs away. I'd prefer to order from Newegg, but would consider going to Microcenter if the savings are worth the trip.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev1.0 ASUS GTX470 @ 810/1620/1700 (1.1V) 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 22x DVD-ROM Windows Vista x64 Dell U2711 
PowerCase
Corsair 850TX CoolerMaster ATCS840 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev1.0 ASUS GTX470 @ 810/1620/1700 (1.1V) 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS 22x DVD-ROM Windows Vista x64 Dell U2711 
PowerCase
Corsair 850TX CoolerMaster ATCS840 
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post #4 of 5
For that budget, what you need, it does not get much better than this:

Core i5 2500k

ASUS B3/UEFI BIOS, SATA 6Gb/USB 3.0, Crossfire, M-ATX

8GB DDR3 G.Skill RAM
$15 off w/ promo code EMCKGGJ26, ends 4/6

NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case

OCZ 550w Modular (for the naysayers, it's a trusted PSU on this OCN list)
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKGGJ32, ends 4/6

Corsair H50 Cooler

Grand total Shipped after Promos: $633.34 ($30 MIR's available)

PowerTrippin@home
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
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PowerTrippin@home
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 @ 4.2Ghz 495x8.5@1.39v Gigabyte EP45-UD3P F9 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB BFG GTX 275 PhysX Corsair Dominators 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Laser G500 Razer Vespula 
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post #5 of 5
my build cost about 650....
had on hand:
monitor, vid card hd's
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CPURAMHard DriveOS
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