Parts have changed rather significantly over the last week or so.
Here are the updated specs:
Athlon II X2 250
ASUS M4A79 Deluxe
Seagate 750GB SATA
Corsair XMS2 4x2GB
Sapphire Radeon HD5850
Unfortunately, because of a combination of significantly better parts (and all of them new now, I’m think I’m pretty much done with used boards), the total price of my “budget” computer has unfortunately risen. With the $270 GPU included, my rig has crested $900.
Oh well. This thing should last me ages, and I’ll always be able to upgrade to a quad core CPU down the line if I see fit.