Hmm, a tad higher than what we expected. But looking through the parts, I don't see anything we can cut down.
HDD is already at minimum (500gb)
So is RAM at 4GB
PSU and Case are already cheap
That HSF, is that the same Sunbeam that's here on 2nd place?
Seeing as how the Phenom x720 is already a generation behind (well compared to i5/i7), I don't see how we can lower that more.
I guess he'll have to up his budget a bit.
Good thing though is, the HDD,RAM,PSU,and Case are pretty much standard parts, so he can just chance cpu and mobo in the future.
For $20 more he can have this