build it right... give him the 8800gts
Originally Posted by Moparman
Well if u have a gpu then get this. $450 with no GPU. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6&sku=B69-0155
Originally Posted by BenRK
The problem with that Gigabyte case is that it's going to go back up in price VERY soon.
Originally Posted by nate911
He plays Runescape HD and watches videos on Hulu and such. Maybe a few games like Fallout 3 or Assassin's Creed (not on highest settings of course), but that's not top priority. Resolution will be at 1440x900.
I may just give him my 8800GTS and upgrade...
Originally Posted by allenkane
As far as the video card goes, it doesn't seem like he'll need much. My little brother played Runescape HD so I gave him my old, old ATI x1350 card and it ran fine.
He'll definitely be set with your 8800GTS if you go that route. 1440x900 is not a very demanding resolution.
Originally Posted by tNok85
You can buy budget and not get crap.
The build I listed above is $450 shipped, has every component the OP asked for, and every part is reliable.