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If that same logic were applied equally across the board, then there is no point is putting anything on a SSD. Cramming non-enthusiast computer users into an SSD as just a boot drive creates more complication for them in the long run. The time the SSD saves them on booting is lost to solving the technicalities that comes with the space constraint. I strongly advise against the concept of a "boot SSD" on builds for friends and family. I made the mistake of using that approach on a computer for a family member and wish I could take it back as it has proven to be a source of unnecessary complication.

We are currently at or very near the bottom of the DDR3 prices, there is very good reason to assume that DDR3 prices will be on the rise sometime in the next year or 2, as the industry begins to tighten up inventories and scale back production in order to reduce the chances of being inundated with overstock when the next memory specification goes mainstream. Why spend $25 now, and then likely $30+ later, when that same amount of memory can be bought now for $35? There is no logic in that, not to mention, in the mean time, the system is confronted with single channel memory, hampering performance unnecessarily.
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Computer games don't use that much I/O unless they are in loading screen or just booting up so there is no point once it is in memory. The point of an SSD is not just boot time. I would not have one if that was the case. The point is program boot time and responsiveness. I refuse to own a computer without a SSD boot drive a HDD boot drive is sooo horrible it makes the computer fell 10 times slower than it actually is even with my old Samsung F3s in RAID 0.

In practice the difference is too small to notice to bother spending the extra money on a dual channel kit. He is not rendering anything on this.
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Try this on for size:
Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1046226
Maybe your buddy will be willing to save the build a few dollars, this case has a little bit of bling to it, maybe just enough eh?
CPU/ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1025050
Same as I suggested before.
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
$20 off promo.
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304
Another full ATX option that is superior in more ways than just being larger.
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544
Same as I suggested before.
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161411
7% off promo. I think it's a good idea to try to get a new 28nm GPU into the build. The GTX560Ti is fine, but if there is a way to squeeze in one of the newer generation cards I'd say it's worth the effort.
Headphones: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826262102
Yep!
Keyboard/Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201049
This is a low cost backlit keybaord that happens to come with a free mouse right now (hit "add to cart" to see the free mouse). The mouse appears to have some reliability problems so they are probably trying to weed them out of inventory in this manner. Maybe you'll get lucky with it, maybe not, either way, it's free so worth the gamble (free lottery tickets are worth it IMO).
Monitor: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs228hp
Same as you picked out to fill the needs specified. Good price on this unit for sure, good find!
That's $905 shipped. Not bad. If you can afford to nudge the budget up another $20-30, the GTX660Ti will squeeze into the above. I'd personally prefer the GTX660Ti as I see it being the more well rounded card for the future of gaming, while using less power.
Eric
Case/PSU: That was the original case I picked. He didn't want it because it was not aggressive enough............... rolleyes.gif

CPU/ODD: Save exactly $2.01 why the hell not tongue.gif

HDD: Had that in the build and we don't have the extra $20 to put down for it.

Mobo: Would be nice to have that extra SATA3 port to go RAID 0 SSD in the future.

RAM: Performance difference in real world single vs dual channel is not that big to warrant going over budget further. He does not do anything that requires 8 GB or RAM.

GPU: Would be nice but not in the budget. Hell I have a brand new Sapphire HD 7970 3GB Dual-X literally doing nothing but he can't afford it. tongue.gif

Keyboard/Mouse: Already seen this. The scroll wheel on the mouse broke for pretty much everyone and the keyboard is not a standard layout which he says will annoy him.

I am getting 946.29 Shipped and we only got $912. We don't have the money to put the down on a bunch of MIRs.

Edited OP with what we ended up getting. Changed the keyboard and prices changed and ended getting a few different things. Including a Dual channel memory kit.
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A $900 gaming build should have more than a 560Ti. Even if a monitor is needed. rolleyes.gif
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well he is like 47 miles away from one, depend if he saves more then 30-50$
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In practice the difference is too small to notice to bother spending the extra money on a dual channel kit. He is not rendering anything on this.

Last time I checked, gaming was a "real time rendering" operation. I'm glad to see you went with a dual channel kit, but disapointed to see $28 spent on a 2x2GB kit when a 2x4GB kit was only $8 more. Oh well. The price on that kit I was suggesting has returned to normal for now, however, there's almost always a deal for a 2x4GB kit around $35-37. What really stinks about this, is the MOBO selected only has 2 slots. The only way to upgrade it in the future is to loose what's in there. Poor choice IMO.
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RAM: He does not do anything that requires 8 GB or RAM.

Very few people do things that require 8GB of RAM, however, MOST users do lots of things that benifit from 8GB of RAM. Also, since the machine won't have any empty slots, starting it off at 4GB when we all know that 8GB will start to be more of a "requirement" in the coming years was a poor choice. Sorry. I'm giving you a hard time about it with the hope that others can learn from your mistake. I suppose you're probably a lot like me, I have to make the mistake myself to learn from them.

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HDD: Had that in the build and we don't have the extra $20 to put down for it.

I see you did wind up going with the WD blue. Good choice. I guess you didn't catch the $80 price for the same drive in my link above. Oh well frown.gif


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GPU: Would be nice but not in the budget.
It would have been had you paid attention to the Promo code, like on the HD... Oh well frown.gif

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I am getting 946.29 Shipped and we only got $912. We don't have the money to put the down on a bunch of MIRs.

There was $41 worth of promo code savings that you didn't enter into the basket, resulting in a price of $905 as I said. Could have been paired up with a different keyboard/mouse option and still hit the same price point.

Regards,
Eric
     
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Glad to see you switched the keyboard/mouse to much better picks. thumb.gif
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