Originally Posted by DefQon
I can post a bunch of recommendations here but that will go for 2 pages long.
Go to hardforum.com, make an account there and ask the enthusiast there, they are the number 1 source I go to for computer advice and reviews, they will tell you upfront what's good and what's bad.
We have already done that. They are on the pages behind. We are just members of the same forum discussing here about it :)
Bascially it went like this
Intel i5 3550 Ivy Bridge CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard
AMD 6950 2GB OC version GPU
500GB HDD Seagate on one platter
Rosewill Challenger Case w/ two 120cm fans and one 140cm fan included
600W Corsair ModXstream Pro. Modular Power supply
21.5" ACER 1080p HD monitor
ASUS Dvd Drive
Corsair Vengence RAM 8GiB 1600MHz combined DDR3
for just over a total of $900 with the main desktop itself being approx $780. His father is selling him Windows 7 x64 home professional from his shop for about $30
~$780 for this desktop was a steal in my opinion. It took us 2 days and mix matching combo deals and current promo's to get it so cheap.