Okay, well a fellow I work with just ordered some upgrade parts for his system.
He will be keeping his case ( CM-690 ), GPU ( AMD 5950 ), HDD, 2xWD Caviar Black 500GB ), and PSU ( PCP&C Quad750).
Peripherals like monitor mouse and OS are all set, so that won't be a problem.
So here is what her ordered:
Mobo - Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500k
Memory - Corsair XMS3 Classic 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9
The choices were his, based a bit on the holiday TR guide, and I think it's okay. The substitutions he's made seem to make sense for him. It's going to be a gaming machine, and he got the RAM for a real good price.
He also grabbed a Hyper 212+ and is asking me to do a bit of overclocking, which I'm happy to do.
Just wondering what people thought about the choices? He already ordered, so nothing can be swapped, but thoughts on what he might see so far as experience would be appreciated.