Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 weeks Budget Range: $400-$500($550 very max with OS)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(Note: Newest game he intends to play came out in 2009 C&C4, he will also be playing Medal of Honor: Airbourne), Browsing, Word Processing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, cd-drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but will use tigerdirect if there is a significant discount.
Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Not sure what he plays on, but it's a 17' monitor.
Additional Comments: This build is for a 50yr old guy I work with who has been using the same e-machines system for 8 YRS!! He wants a basic gaming rig cheap as possible , with longevity in mind though. Nothing flashy, all function. Nothing special; just enough for the guy to play his C&C4 @ mid-high graphics. He does not intend to buy any newer games. He's pretty much blind so incredibly high FPS aren't the main priority. He'll be happy if he can just play his game locally without it crashing or lagging severely. He already has an HDD, so a big one isn't required.