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Looking at building a budget PC for a friend for around $600 and this is what I came up with so far.

COOLER MASTER Centurion 532
SeaSonic SS-500ES
Intel Pentium E2200 Allendale 2.2GHz
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
XFX PVT86SYAFG GeForce 8400GS 512MB
LITE-ON LH-20A1S
LITE-ON DH-16D2S
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007


I was looking at picking up the items above and was going to use The P5N32-E SLI (w/ Spirit II NB/SB Coolers) and Zalman CNPS9700 LED out of my system, along with the 200GB Seagate ST3200822A from her old system that died on her and pick up a DFI LP LT X48-T2R for myself along with the TRUE I already picked up.

She'll mostly be using the system for web browsing, online classes, typing up documents and stuff, also maybe the occasional game or two.

I figure the above would give her a pretty decent budget system with good potential for overclocking as well as some future upgradability, was just looking for any opinions or suggestions anyone might have on what I picked out.
Paragon
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z MSI N580GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 580 G.SKILL Snipers 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 Series SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-B123L Samsung SH-223L 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 27" Samsung SyncMaster P2770FH Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR, Tactile Ac... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Cooler Master HAF XB Cooler Master Storm Spawn Nova Gaming Killer 2 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Technica ATH-AD900 Headphones 
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Paragon
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z MSI N580GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 580 G.SKILL Snipers 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 Series SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-B123L Samsung SH-223L 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 27" Samsung SyncMaster P2770FH Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR, Tactile Ac... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Cooler Master HAF XB Cooler Master Storm Spawn Nova Gaming Killer 2 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Technica ATH-AD900 Headphones 
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Looks good. The PSU is good but the rig doesn't need 500W. A good 400W PSU such as Antec EA-430W ($35) should be fine. Regarding the GPU, you don't mind MIR. this $39 HD3650 seems a good deal.
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Thanks I appreciate the suggestions on the Vid card and PS, shaves off around $60 it looks like which is nice.
Paragon
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z MSI N580GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 580 G.SKILL Snipers 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 Series SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-B123L Samsung SH-223L 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 27" Samsung SyncMaster P2770FH Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR, Tactile Ac... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Cooler Master HAF XB Cooler Master Storm Spawn Nova Gaming Killer 2 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Technica ATH-AD900 Headphones 
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Paragon
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z MSI N580GTX Lightning GeForce GTX 580 G.SKILL Snipers 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 Series SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-B123L Samsung SH-223L 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 27" Samsung SyncMaster P2770FH Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR, Tactile Ac... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Cooler Master HAF XB Cooler Master Storm Spawn Nova Gaming Killer 2 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Technica ATH-AD900 Headphones 
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