Originally Posted by r3tard
I'd go s939.
Get a x2 3800 for around 150
Asus A8n32 sli deluxe for around 150
1 gig of OCZ premier for around 90
160 gig harddrive for around 90
7600GT PCI-E for around 180
Fortron (FSP Power Group) 450 watt power supply for around 50-60 dollars
Case of your choice ~ 100 dollars
So there you have it, Great PC for around 800 dollars. It'll play wow, and let him do other things in the background such as IM, TS/Vent, Xfire, Encode files etc. The dual core will make sure nothing affects his game.
Grab an A8N-SLi Deluxe for $120 (2.8Ghz stable with an x2 3800), get a 160g HD for less than $70, a 7600GT for $105 shipped, grab a Hipro 500W on Newegg, Its amazing for the price, $35, and get a CM Centurion Case for $45, other than that it looks good! Substitute my parts in for the same performance at a $600 price tag..