current specs: pentium e5200 dual core, Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L, 4gb ddr2 400mhz, 9400gt
PC Case Gear
MSY (parts list in pdf)
Reusing: Case (CoolerMaster Elite 341), KB & M (Wireless Optical Desktop 1000), monitor, speakers, wireless network card (unsure), 1TB HDD, optical Drive.
CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 - $189.00
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H-MVP - $105
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 (1600MHz) - $49
Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 660 2GB OC - $239
PSU: Antec True Power 650w $119
was going to get a Antec EA-650 Platinum but most places are out of stock / dont sell it.
Total $701 + shipping although i'll be trying to buy in store for most of them. Also already have win7 retail ready to stick on this.
the reason i went with a h77 board was because i'm not sure if her wireless card is PCI or PCIE and a dual slot gfx card blocked the PCI or PCIE 1x on most of the other MATX boards. plus this one has 7.1ch audio others only had 2ch.
if anyone can find better or notices that ive overlooked something im all ears.