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Gaming computer build help

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I built my own computer awhile ago. Now my friend is entering the wondrous world of pc gaming. My computer's parts are listed below.
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 59.99
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard 89.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 229.99
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX 139.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 74.99
(I got all of those from NewEgg)
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB (2x4GB) PC3-12800 1600mhz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit SDRAM CML8GX3M2A1600C9 54.99
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - TX650 79.99
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) 19.99
(I got those from Amazon)
Total cost: 749.92
My friend already has a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and whatnot so those are not a problem. The reason why I posted my build was because my computer is very good. It can run skyrim flawlessly at all high settings. He want's to build one with all of those same parts, with the exception of having a $1000 budget. Any tips for upgrading the components of this build?
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:welcome: davebth

Swap the GPU http://www.tigerdire...6186&CatId=7387
HDD http://us.ncix.com/p...te&promoid=1261
Consider adding an SSD for the OS and other important software, this will speed up the boot times http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

I do not see an OS listed - what will your friend be installing.
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