About sound cards, i will be researching together with him, depending on the apps he will be using, there are better or not so good cards.
Well i think:
Asus P5k WS-229.99
2x500GB Western digital hd's-188
XFX GeForce 8600GTS(the pc will also be doing video/photo editing)-189.99
G Skill 2GB DDRII 800 cas 5-119.99
I don't know about power supply....
2 HP 19" 1440x900-379.99(maybe just one 20"...)
what you think?
The graphics card, i am not so sure, if he is not going to be playing games then he probably dosent need the 8xxx series card, 7950GT better card, less price. it just dosent have dx10 compatibility, but dont think he wil need it.. or EVGA 7900GS 256MB DVI PCI-E for ~ 140 euros. Give priority to processor over the gfx card though.. a mentioned above
Power supply - silverstone, ocz, seasonic, pc p&c , whatever fits his budget.
Monitor : ACER AL2017 20" LCD TFT two for ~ 350 euros , price on ebuyer , and conversion on xe.com