Amp Speaker $1200--no plastic boxes

A friend asked for my advice setting up a PC based audio system. Looking for truly high end, nearfield sound. Ultimately, he will improve his CDP and soundcard along with other components. For now, he has a $1200 budget and wants a tube amp and speakers to run off his existing soundcard. As a gamer, he wants a sub. Will buy used to stretch the budget.

I am thinking of the smallest Proacs or similar, and a tube integrated.

What have you heard, and what do you like?
A used Dynaco ST-70 and a pair of Coincident Triumphs will do the trick.They are both available used on the site at this time.
i would try the emminent technology lft-11's. retail price - $499 w/o amp. go here for info: