Well ask us to make you a build.
2)Parts you need
3) Any preference
Idk, let's say $500ish as I do not need a GPU or PSU (amd 7870 2gb and xfx 650 pro core already purchased)
Thus I need a mobo (asrock extreme 4 z77, recommended), a cpu (i5-3570k was recommended ), and my ram is slow so i'm guessing 8Gb of w/e.
I assume I can reuse my existing case, but it might be nice to have an option.
I don't know about soundcards at all, i haven't had any problem with the one i have now but so i assume it is reusable and i only ever use it for gaming and the odd movie. But i usually use hdmi from my laptop to my tv for movies.
Am i missing something? If so...toss it in