I told him that he could build that same computer for cheaper and It would also be better. Just putting parts together this is what I have come up with. The total is cheaper and there are rebates to make it even nicer. Not to mention the 64but OS. I know its vista but thats what hes going with. What do you think about this build...needs to stay below $850. Also this computer is going to be kickin for along time so upgradeability is kinda nice. The video card can be upgraded later too...
The HP AIO PC is ok, but its 6150 GPU is crap for gaming if it's going to be a gaming pc. More like a multimedia one.
The specs look good. The PSU is overkill. A Corsair 450W VX can power an 8800GT/HD3850 pc. You can find an Antec case with a decent psu like Sonata 3 for about a 100. If he doesn't play games, a 400W PSU is plenty.
That video card will suck considering you can get a better one for around $100 or less (7600GT or 8600GT). Of those two, the 8600GT will be better for future games and I believe there is also a 512MB version. I don't know how much better it is than the 7600GT, so I can't really say if it's worth the extra money. I just got an XFX 7600GT for $70 after rebate. I have seen 8600GT go for $100 after rebate, but that's the lowest I've seen them.
IMO you'd be better off going with a different CPU and MOBO combo. You'd get more for your money going with a GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L mobo and an Intel 4xxx CPU and overclocking it.