i5 2500k - $180 at microcenter
Gigabyte P67 UD3 B3 - $130ish before the recall? I dunno if it will be more expensive after
Your RAM should be re-usable, though you're prob going to have to get 1 more 2GB stick to run dual channel (or you can sell the random spare one that you already have and go with 4GB RAM).
As far as your video card goes, if you're happy with your graphics now, no reason to upgrade, but if you want to upgrade, the sweet spots are the GTX 460 and ATI Radeon 5770. Higher end cards don't perform any better than these midrange cards since SC2 is CPU intensive rather than graphics intensive.
Plus, side note, lots of pros play on lower graphics to see things better and be better players, so better graphics may actually be a small detriment lol.
I have about another 300ish dollars to spend on a mobo and CPU
as long as its not amd im fine with it
How come sell 1 of the sticks though?
As long as it does a good job on Sc2 i will be happy
I will definitely select a best answer so more details will help
Aalright I'm going to micro center this tomorrow and have them make me a package do you. Have any motherboard you recommend in specific? Like which one of the p67.. I'm getting an i5 -2500 k but or should I go for the i7 -2600 k for 20 $ more?