1055T + 990XA UD3
OR -$5 for hyper 212+
/w $10 rebateSeasonic X 660
+$20 for SS X 760
369.97CM Storm Scout8GB Ripjaws XIntel 320 80GB SSDSamsung DVD Burner
Throw in your choice of GPU.
Wanted to add a GTX 560 TI
or MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III OC $200
but they're sold out.
so total would be around
$815 after rebates with the 6950 (or any $200 gpu)
upgrade the SSD to a higher capacity (or just get a second 80gb intel) for about another 70 after rebates
Throw in a 24" monitor for ~150
Get an i5 2500k/Z68 for about ~100-150 more.
Maybe get a second video card if he feels like SLI/Crossfire. (in that case get SS X 760
to be safe.
So around 1,350-1,400 with some good deals on the 2 GPUs, a montior, and a 2500k/Z68 combo.
Other option is to wait till Christmas (hey its only 3 weeks) and see when the HD 7xxx's come out.Edited by SpiritGear - 11/28/11 at 12:54pm