My friend's laptop is a P.O.S. so he's thinking about purchasing a new one. The thing is, it has to be under $1000 dollars to even consider it. He has no idea how to, and doesn't plan to overclock at all. With that in mind, I was comfortable recommending the default heatsink and the cheapest motherboard I could find. I wanted to give him a powerful GPU, since he wants to run Crysis 2, Team Fortress 2, Garry's Mod, and World of Warcraft. (Not that anything but Crysis 2 are even remotely demanding on the GPU...) I recommended him the cheapest CoolerMaster 80+ power supply. (None of that extreme gear shit.) I got him the AMD/ATI 5770 1GB GPU, as it's a solid GPU by AMD that will perform well and is decently cheap on CyberPower.
If anyone has any better recommendations, this falls in at $989.90 with the delayed 5% discount shipping. Getting it as close to $1000 is ideal, as I wouldn't want to drop under 999.99 and lose the discount option. (He is willing to wait as long as it takes for the computer, so I might as well save him money for his willingness.)