SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: For now, internet browsing, word processing, general use. Later (read: Diablo 3) gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, Mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, but I'd use other reliable sites
PARTS PREFERENCES: Going AMD this time.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This build is for a friend. After he saw how my build went he decided to have me build him one. However my budget was double his, so I come to you for advice on a low price AMD system.
I was thinking about going onboard for now, because until D3 comes out he won't need a video card anyway. Then when it finally does come out he can grab a decent card.
No overclocking here. I am going to be building this for a friend that lives about 2 hours from me. So I can't be his on call tech guy. I'm playing it safe here, and he doesn't need the OC anyway.
********For some reason, Newegg REFUSES to load for me tonight. So please forgive my list*************
CPU: AMD Triple Core 720 X3
MOBO: Recommendations on a decent 780G/GX motherboard?
RAM: 4GB of DDR3, whatever has decent timings for the price
Case: Antec 300, can it be beat for the price?
PSU: I was thinking Corsair, but I don't know if it can be budgeted? But I WILL NOT skimp on the PSU
Optical: A plain jane $20 drive will be fine, nothing fancy here
OS: Vista Home Premium 64 / win 7 coupon.
Cooling: Stock AMD cooling
HDD: WD Caviar Black, in whatever size fits in the bugdet