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Thanks to everyone for the advice. I've referred my pal to this thread, and we'll be making the choice soon.

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Originally Posted by snoogins View Post
I would for sure say to go amd with an 880g chipset, more than enough. Also, the student pricing of windows 7 says its an upgrade, but works fine for a fresh install (I have two machines personally using it, and 3 friends machines otherwise).
I'm sure that you're right about it working, but that's not in keeping with the license agreement. We'll just buy an OEM license.
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Crucial M500 120GB Crucial M4 256GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (2) LG BD-RW 
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http://i.imgur.com/lCpdJ.png

I'd go with something like that.

Up to you if you wanna switch that out with an i3-2100.
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