Ok guys, this builds going to be a challenge. His parents need to buy everything IN STORE. We are located in plano/richardson/dallas texas. Theres a Micro Center, a Frys, and a CompUSA nearby. Everything needs to be purchased from there.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week or so
BUDGET RANGE: $600-$650 (That budget MAY change, it just depends on how much my friends parents are looking to spend. Right now I think around $600.)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, viewing photos (not editing), school work, some gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard/mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: compusa.com, frys.com, microcenter.com (I need everything to be availible IN STORE. Theres an option to view in store availibility, go down to texas and find the Plano, TX store. if it says in stock, were good. His parents dont buy ANYTHING online)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA!
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: AMD...
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
PARTS: Unknown. Win 7 64 Home premium most likely..
^ As for the graphics card, check out HD 4650(DDR3 versions)< GT240< HD 4670< HD 4850/ GTS250(If gaming like FPS and such else HD 4670 would suffice)...See which falls into your budget, get that...I have arranged those cards in terms of performance...