I'd just give him enough to get along. I wouldn't aim for a killing machine. Let him get his own.
So I'm still not sure of what you are suggesting.
Does this mean that you think that the G860 and GTX 570 would be a 'killing machine' at 1280x1024.?
Do you think the GT 430 would be enough for 1280 x 1024? I have been running the GT430 in a HTPC for the past couple of years, never played any games on it.
Since he is paying me to build it for him (well he is paying token prices for the used parts) I am thinking that maybe I should put the 570 in it anyway as I won't be needing it any longer, I would take a massive loss on what I paid for it if i sold it on, and for what I would likely get for it we couldn't buy anything near as capable. What do you think? I know the GX750W PSU is a POS but is it bad enough with the power draw that it will be under using a pentium and a single GPU to throw in the garbage?