Hey, I've built about 8 computers in the past and I'm thinking of building my neighbor a new one due to the fact that their emachines mobo just fried. They don't want anything too expensive, like no more than 250 bucks after rebates for a mobo, powersupply, video card, heatsink and case. I was thinking this deal from tigerdirect might be a good place to start http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...784276&CatId=0
Their son wants just to be able to play what he calls "basic" games, but are really a bit more than basic... Half LIfe 2, Far Cry and the like. The only thing I am really not sure about is what video card to get. I'm open to any suggestions about the deal above and video cards. They currently have a nice lcd monitor, 80gb hd, mouse & keyboard, dvd drive, cd drive and windows xp.