Ok, I played with so many combos, surely I screwed something up. so before Newegg and Microcenter ship this out, let me know if I made a horrendous choice or if something isn't going to play nice together. I am pretty sure I am good, but I am far from an expert (When you look at the prices, remember this is before all of Newegg's coupon codes).
Intel i5-2500K Processor
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Thanks everyone. I am not huge into gaming, so I was not concerned as much with a crazy graphics card, but figured if/when I get more time to do more gaming, I can always get a new card and use crossfire...
As for the keyboard and mouse, I have a wired set at home. We wanted the wireless to make it easier/more flexible for work (we are old farts who will use this more for office work than video editing and gaming).
One other question. What is a decent (inexpensive) heatsink that I can pick up? Or will the stock fan and heatsink do me well enough? thanks!