Way overkill for a 13 yr old?
F3s + Athlon II + 5770. That'll still be overkill.
I would also consider asking him why a quad core? If the kid is just looking to play games, an Athlon II X2 or X3 would be more than sufficient.
Also, why two hard drives? I'm assuming not RAID0, maybe for storage? Maybe suggest just partitioning the drive? A 13 yr old and his not tech savvy father do not need the hassle of a RAID0 setup.
The motherboard also seems overkill, especially if the 13 yr old isn't going to be overclocking. There is nothing in this build that demands a 800 series chipset over a 700, and nothing that needs a 890. A 770 or 785g would be more than enough.
Same with the case, its nice, but it's 80 dollars, and you can certainly go less expensive.
Its a great looking build, but it is quite expensive compared to other options. I would present his father with a few different builds at different price points (this is a good high end build), and let him decide which is best for his son. If he doesn't want to do that, just knock down a few components. The kid won't tell the difference in the motherboard or the graphics or the case, especially if not presented with this build. When he asks which is the best computer, tell him they'll all work great for his son, and realistically the kid can do any upgrades himself when he gets a job in highschool.
I know I'd be far more impressed with you computer building skills if you came back to me under budget (500 or less) with a good machine. Might get you repeat business when the father wants to upgrade his too. Edited by RichardS - 10/28/10 at 9:20am