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A much needed upgrade

I believe it is finally time I upgrade my pentium 4 3.0ghz, 4 gig ram (3 usable, I know) 8600GT. I can still do pretty much everything I need with this pc which is watch movies, play wow, code html/css/php, an update would be nice.

This is the spec I have in mind right now


Processor_____INTEL CORE i3 2120 3.30Ghz (3MB CACHE)
Board________P8H61-MLE INTEL H61 (B3 REVISION) (LGA1155) SOUND - LAN -VGA - DDR3
GFX Card_____GT 440
Ram_________KINGSTON DDR3 4GB-1333 x2
HDD_________WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK 1000GB 3.5" HDD 64MB Cache (WD1002FAEX)
Speaker______CREATIVE SBS A520
Casing_______COOLER MASTER CHASSIS CM ELITE 431 WITH 420W POWER SUPPLY
Monitor_______DELL LED ST2420L 24" BLACK WIDE WIDESCREEN

Initially I was going for an i7 but then thought it would be a waste and decided on an i5, but then that too would be a waste as I would not be using the full potential of the machine. This is what I have settled for but since this is not what I do I have come here to ask the pro's :D
Please tell me what changes I need to make in this config.

Thanks

*edit: the best formatting I could without using tags
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  1. i would go with a 6770 and never use a crappermaster psu, try antec and corsair
  2. Or, get a 6790. But the 6770 is still pretty good.
  3. Alright, dropped the CM psu. Based on whats available here I would have to choose between http://store.antec.com/Product/power_supply-basiq_power/bp500u/0-761345-23500-6.aspx or http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/builder-series/builder-series-cx430-v2-80plus-certified-power-supply.html


    Wouldn't the 6770 or the 6790 be an overkill if I dont play that many games?
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    this psu is nice- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=corsair%20430w

    The 6770 is a really good budget card,if you want the 6790 then just for the 6850. The 6850 is only 10 dollars more and its way better.

    here is a 6770 with 20 MIR- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125396
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