welcome aboard mate!!! btw, if u need help, why dont u suggest ur budget and ur preferences in terms of whether u want intel or amd, nvidia or ati and so on. if u dont have preferences and only want the best for ur money, give us a budget and we will work it out for u.
the 3700+ is a good buy because it can be clocked to 3.0ghz with a little bit of farting about so go with that as for the bord ist good as well i pearsonaly have had a msi before and they are good boards i had a socket A kt6 and it was great as for the graphics cards in the next couple of months the 6800/7800 will drop in price so go for what you can afford at the time buy the best you can afford . the memory is fine and i own it myself i t can take up to 2.95v under warrenty i have mine at 2.7v and can get 220mhz when i slackin the timmings of to 22.214.171.124 .2t so it ok
harddrive 80gb is fine and try the 74gb raptor 10 000 rpm it great and has plenty of storge for all those games.
maybe opting for a 3200+ venice will be better and save you some cash (30-50, not really sure about the prices), then you can get a 6800GS or even 7800GT if you save. For hdds, seagate is usually the brand you should go for, they have nice stable hdds at good prices.
try the 74gb raptor 10 000 rpm it great and has plenty of storge for all those games.
that'll be too expensive for his budget, and using the money for a better gfx card will benefit much greatly in gaming performance/fps which i bet he wants more than faster loading times/slight fps inc.
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