out of thos prebuilds the first is the best. i disagree with needing $1500+ US to build a gaming computer. my rig was $1300 AU. granted i already had a dvd burner and dvd-rom and hdd and monitor lol. he probably already has a monitor that he can live with for the time being. i have a 6200tc (i didn't just put it in my sig to embarrass myself
) it plays BF2 and HL2. obviously i don't have max AA or textures on BF2 but i can play with several settings at medium at 1024x768 and it never drops below 25fps. if he wants to play games but only has a low budget this is a good way to go because its the only way he can afford it even if it doesn't give him 100fps at max settings on 1600xwhatever. am i the only person who dooesn't have insane expectations. BF2 is in no way dissapointing on low settings and HL2 can play on pretty much max settings aside from AA and resolution.