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Building a rig for my friend, need advice pls!

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So my buddy has decided to get a new system after his media center PC died on him. I convinced him to just buy a new main PC for himself and downgrade his current rig to be his media PC. That being said he gave me a budget of around 1300 and asked me to put something together for him (I think i can convince him to go up to 1500 but that would be absolute max).

So this is what I have pick out so far for him:

mobo = Asus P5K (so many flavors of this board that I just picked the basic one)
CPU = Q6600
Cooling = Thermalright 120 Ultra
RAM = Crucial Ballistixs PC2-6400 2gb
PSU = Enermax Liberty 620W
Video card = BFG 8800 GTS OC2 320mb
Case = I'll let him decide, but if you have suggestions I'll pass them along

Don't need a HD or optical drive, as he'll be transferring over his HD and optical over from his other comp.

Any suggestions/comments?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 Gigabyte 965P-DS3 BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC 256mb 4gb Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120gb Raptor, 320gb Seagate Windows XP Pro SP2 LG Flatron 4ms 1600:1 Enermax Liberty 620W 
Case
Thermaltake Armor Jr 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120gb Raptor, 320gb Seagate Windows XP Pro SP2 LG Flatron 4ms 1600:1 Enermax Liberty 620W 
Case
Thermaltake Armor Jr 
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will he be ocing? thats a sweet gig for him. what will he be doing exactly with this system? gaming? music? media center?
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will he be ocing? thats a sweet gig for him. what will he be doing exactly with this system? gaming? music? media center?
Same as him
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will he be ocing? thats a sweet gig for him. what will he be doing exactly with this system? gaming? music? media center?
Well he says that he doesn't want to OC because its a hassle and he doesn't know much about it. But I'm sure I can change his mind after I show him the performance increase he'll get.

He'll mainly be using it for gaming, and of course music, web browsing and regular work stuff like office, maybe some coding project but that's about it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 Gigabyte 965P-DS3 BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC 256mb 4gb Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120gb Raptor, 320gb Seagate Windows XP Pro SP2 LG Flatron 4ms 1600:1 Enermax Liberty 620W 
Case
Thermaltake Armor Jr 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 Gigabyte 965P-DS3 BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC 256mb 4gb Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120gb Raptor, 320gb Seagate Windows XP Pro SP2 LG Flatron 4ms 1600:1 Enermax Liberty 620W 
Case
Thermaltake Armor Jr 
  hide details  
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