Here is a build courtesy of Gogaijin from my intel thread.
I already have the athlon 2 x4 630 and not needing the optical drive. That would give me another $89 to spend somewhere(or just pocket money for him) Where would that be best spent? A SSD, graphics card, something else?
First build AMD
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/df7J
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/df7J/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($71.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 760GM-GS3 Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($44.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)OR
truckerguy's build but being able to save about $40 more dollars to spend else where or pocket from changing to the antech 380 and no optical.