For gaming? I'll put something together but it would be nice to know what exactly he's going to be using it for.
Originally Posted by pheoxs
We will need more info.
Does he have any fanboy preferences (Intel vs AMD, Nvidia vs ATI, etc)
Nope, if one is better than the other its all good.
Is he heavy into gaming? (More money spent on GPU rather than if he used it mainly for internet etc)
Just some occasional gaming, nothing hardcore like Crysis or something.
Does he need lots of storage (Would a 320gb do or does need need a terabyte or two for all his movies etc?)
320GB would do just great.
Does form factor matter? (Is he looking for a small micro atx setup or a normal sized tower)
Size doesn't matter
Is he audiophile? (Aftermarket soundcard versus using onboard sound)
Nope, onboard sound would do just great.
Do you need a OS as well, or do you have access to MSDN or equivalent for a key
Is it going to be overclocked at all? (Better fans / heatsinks)
Originally Posted by Afrodisiac
Phenom II X4 955 and MSI 790FX-GD70 bundle.
Powercolor 4890 with Windows 7 Pro.
Corsair TX750 750W power supply.
Antec 300 case.
4GB G.Skill DDR3-1333.
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB.
Total comes up to $916 CAD without a DVD drive.