Help knock off $200 of total pice
My friend wants to get a new PC and I told him I would build it for him so it would be cheaper. His limit is $900 and the parts I picked out are just about $1,100. He wants it to be a gaming PC so he can play games like Dragon Age.
Combos are your best friend in this case, drop $35 by switching to a 955 and comboing with the motherboard
Drop another $20 by comboing the HDD and PSU
Case and OS saves another $10
That knocks of $65 without even needing to change any parts significantly. The monitor is taking up a large chunk of the budget, so it might be good to downgrade that unless he specifically requested that one as it is consuming almost a quarter of the budget and if you can get one thats closer to $180 you will be much closer to the budget.
Just make sure you get the C3 version of the 955BE. If you're only going to use a single 5770 then you don't really need such a beefy PSU. You would really only need a good 450W PSU for this build. This Antec model would be more than enough
Antec BP550 Plus 550W $59.99
Be sure to also look through the weekly promotions for more possible savings