Okay so he ended up having a little more to play around with...about 850-900 for now but with a monitor and OS he still wants to just buy the PC and upgrade a few parts as needed.
I'm a little out of the loop of the newest technology as I haven't paid much attention since my last build so I was wondering on your guys opinions on best value
Here's the original, 550 + 150 or so on a monitor-700 with 200 on a gpu and new power supply would be likely
Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 562D3 Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
600 Probably wouldn't have to upgrade the psu, so the rest of the money could be spent towards monitor/gpu.... I think otherwise these two are basically the same
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2117 Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
700... but heres an 8 core processor... will the performance gains be worth it to justify spending that much more for just the processor? He could get a 100-150 dollar monitor, and then get a card in a couple of weeks
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2099 Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-8120(3.1GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Last one for 730
Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer EXTREME 589D3 Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-8120(3.1GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
However this one needs no improvements, I could just go with the 6850 and psu, and just got a 120-150 or so monitor for him.
Also, i found a website called buyxg.com... anyone heard of them? Looks like you can customize anything and it'd be a better deal with better parts.
Opinions please and thanks in advance!
edit: On buyxg.com I was able to customed where it was 40 dollars cheaper for an AMD x4 4.2ghz vs and 8 core 3.2... would it be better to go with the quad if the other 4 arent utilized in games?