One of the guys at my gf's work asked me about the rough cost of building a new pc. His real goal is to only play oblivion (but i think he would start playing pc games upgrading from a p4 with 256 mb of ram on xp). With the build I am aiming for around AU$1000. The reworked idea build comes to $1005 (did use a different site, which is why some of the non essential parts changed). Reworked idea from feedback: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 AMD 770/SB700 Chipset DDR2 1200+ Gigabit LAN HiDef Audio SATA-2 RAID AMD Athlon64 x2 7750 BLACK EDITION 2.7Ghz 3MB Total Cache AM2 RETAIL BOX ANTEC (USA) 500watt EARTHWATTS ATX Energy Efficient SAPPHIRE HD4850 512meg DDR3 HDMI Adapter Dual DVI HDTV-Out ANTEC THREE HUNDRED HardCore Gaming Case Black Maximum Cooling NO POWER KINGSTON Twin Pack HYPER X 2x2 gig (4gig) DDR2 1066Mhz CL5 (PC2-8500 CL5) PIONEER DVR-217BK SATA 20x DVDSL 12x DVDDL Burner BLACK OEM NERO 8 Software SAMSUNG 500 gig SATA-2 16meg Cache 7200rpm Model: HD501LJ Original idea CoolerMaster Centurion RC330 Elite Black with No Power Supply(RC-330-KKN1 Antec ATX EarthWatts 650W Intel ATX E7400 CORE 2 DUO 2.8G 3MBCache 1066FSB LGA775 Samsung 500G SATAII Corsair DDR2 Twin2X 4096 6400C5 4Gb Asus P5N73-AM S775, nF610i, FSB1333, DDR2, PCIEx16, RAID, LAN, mATX Asus 9600GT Silent 512Mb PCI Express Pioneer DVR-216BK 20x Dual Black OEM with software - SATA What would be good advice for a budget/close to budge build, that will be good for a while. For his purposes I am thinking I have gone overboard with a few components (Also not sure if they're all compatible) and I didn't look too hard at the case.