My friend purchased a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500y from a big box store, rather than have the patience to let me build him a system. Now he regrets it and wants me to help upgrade it.
Mostly, he just wants it to be 'better'. Vague, right?
I'm thinking trash the cruddy PSU they have in there, stick a solid 600W PSU with a good 12v rail in, and throw in a 6770-6870. If his BIOS isn't locked I'd like to stick a Hyper 212 plus on there and overclock it a wee bit, too.
Question: What graphics card would balance best with his CPU? Any further, possibly specific component, advice?