He decided to drop it about two days ago. He's got financial concerns so he's not having me build the machine.
I did discuss it with him and it was pretty much to have a fast video making machine. I explained to him that the i7 was a quad core and would be plenty enough to do what he needs with probably several gigabytes of memory and a good graphics card, perhaps two combined via SLI.
He did agree that what he was wanting was overkill. Besides, I couldn't make it within his budget with his initial request and barely made it within my recommendations.
So to sum it up, he doesn't need it that powerful after all but can't afford to do it now anyway. He's looking at getting laid-off just like I have been for over six months now. The recession robbed me of making a few extra bucks it seems. *Sigh*