his budget is $500. Either tell me a site that'll make one with little markup and ship to his doorstep or give me a goood configuration. This is for the US, BTW.
It should be able to game competently. We don't need Crysis 2 at max, he just wants to play some Team Fortress 2 now that it's free and COD, even if the graphics are shit, as long as it plays smooth.