He will still need the floppy drive, also, it's only $10, A radeon 9600 is not much better than the fx5200 hardware wise but the fx5200 has better driver support (I have seen way too many people with ATI problems in my favorite game). Also, the FX 5200 that i have selected is a Golden Sample from Gainward, meaning it has a faster processor than others, it's like getting a fx5200 Ultra for the price of an fx5200.
My bro wont be an OCer, but will probably try multitasking and hyperthreading will help there. The power supply I have selected is the same power as that Raidmax and the case looks cooler
. I like having 2 optical drives, and so would my brother, also would be convienent for making backups of DVDs. As for hard driveage, he can always buy another, they are on sale a lot, (20 gigs should be good for starters.) And im getting ASUS, which is better
Also, he already ordered.
, Thanks for the suggestions, but, for someone biased towards Intel and Nvidia.....