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Hmm, interesting, thanks Redwoodz, Ben, and runeazn for the suggestions.

Dr: Risky, this should last him for the next 4-6 years (rest of high school and college) so I don't want to take a risk like that, considering in 4 years programs will use the full potential of quad cores. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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He says he also needs a monitor.
Within the $600 budget or does that increase the budget?
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Within the $600 budget or does that increase the budget?
Monitor is not included in the $600 budget. I already suggested a monitor to him, THIS.
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Bump, any other suggestions?
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Bump, any other suggestions?
What is the current planned build? Is it still what's in your original post or have you made modifications based on what's been recommended? Here's a couple things you might be interested in:

Antec 300: $29.95 shipped after MIR and code
Western Digital 640GB AAKS Hard Drive: $45 shipped (I'm the seller)
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This combo:Antec 300 Illusion + G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1600 Kit Combo: $149.98 + shipping
And the F3 500GB hard drive.
Sorry, looking for new stuff only on this build. Good deal on those hdd's though.

Not sure about the PSU I originally listed, so suggestions are welcomed.
Also, not entirely sure about the cpu cooler, the Athlon X4's don't get too hot do they, so the cooler I originally listed should be good, right?
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This combo:Antec 300 Illusion + G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1600 Kit Combo: $149.98 + shipping
And the F3 500GB hard drive.
Sorry, looking for new stuff only on this build. Good deal on those hdd's though.

Not sure about the PSU I originally listed, so suggestions are welcomed.
Also, not entirely sure about the cpu cooler, the Athlon X4's don't get too hot do they, so the cooler I originally listed should be good, right?
The above changes look good, I suggested them after all. The Hyper TX3 from Newegg would be fine but the Hyper 212+ from Amazon is a better cooler and costs less. It can have dual fans for a push/pull configuration (it comes with one fan) and has a backplate mounting system that is excellent. Is there a reason you went for the 785G motherboard. Why not one of the newer 870, 880G, or 890GX boards. Do you want a motherboard with onboard video for backup video? Here are my ideas.

Athlon II X4 635 + MSI 870 AM3 Mobo Combo: $169.98 shipped after MIR (free HDMI cable)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+: $29.96 shipped
OCZ ModXStream 600W PSU + Lite-On DVD Burner Combo: $49.98 shipped after MIR and code bigsave20

If you don't need onboard video that MSI mobo looks pretty good, and that combo saves some nice money. Like I said the Hyper 212+ is better and cheaper. I own that OCZ psu and it's a real solid unit. That combo makes the optical drive almost free. I hope that helps.
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post #28 of 30
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Thanks for the suggestions, the cpu+mobo combo, and the cpu cooler look good!

The psu+dvd drive combo is also good, thanks. We shouldn't expect the rebate though, my bro got the exact same psu, and never got his rebate.
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post #29 of 30
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Thanks for the suggestions, the cpu+mobo combo, and the cpu cooler look good!

The psu+dvd drive combo is also good, thanks. We shouldn't expect the rebate though, my bro got the exact same psu, and never got his rebate.
Cool, glad I could help. As long as you keep copies of everything you should be fine. Then if you don't get it on time contact them and use your copies if needed. I got my rebate from it just fine. I hope your friend enjoys the rig, it should be really nice.
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post #30 of 30
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Yeah, I'll tell him to do so.

Should last him quite some time. And when the next generation of consoles comes out and games get more demanding, he can buy a new gpu and still max the games.
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