Well here it is feel free to tear apart. I have next to no experience other than basic internet research. Obviously on budget end, primary usage: basic gaming, internet, movies, photo editing using adobe lightroom 2.
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Case: Rosewill R226-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS
Wireless adapt: Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2
Keyboard: crappy basic logitech wireless
vista home prem. 64bit
All this for the low low price of around 600 on new egg incl. vista
Please inform me of the holes, I realize there is no optical but it appears all the decent ones are sold out on newegg, zipzoomfly, and amazon. Any advice in that direction would be awesome as well. Thanks a bundle
if your getting an all AMD based platform with crossfire capibilities... than why in hell would you pick an nvidia graphics solution? go with an ATI equivilant like the 4770 or 4830, that way you will have full compatibilty and take advantage of crossfire for lata
Look im a little against making this guy go through installing win rc 7, with lack of experience it would be best he just gets the vista package because it comes with a free upgradge to win 7 at its release. That way he can just upgrade once it comes out rather than having to reinstall his entire OS.