LMAO!!! Oh no $20 bucks, yes I just grabbed one as he can find one at the time of actual purchase to buy for less. It's a DVD drive, if he needs someone to show him the exact lowest priced one and can't choose something like that for himself then he probably shouldn't be building a pc.
EDIT: Yes that is my bad, I was looking at the Save amount LOL Yes he can get a cheaper DVD drive, I paid 16.99 shipped for mine when I got it.
As far as the memory, he did not say he was going to be overclocking so CL 9 will do just fine for a basic build. And again by the time he gets around to actually purchasing it I'm sure there will be something else that is cheaper/better.
I put this together as a follow along and didn't set it in stone for him.
There are a million different configurations out there that he can do, this is just some of the items for a $500 build.
My REAL suggestion......save more money and get better parts.Edited by jasonhardin - 1/12/11 at 12:02pm