I am wanting to build a micro atx budget system for family use. My absolute max budget is $540. It will be used for photoshop, web browsing, and games that are mid-level in graphical complexity (no crysis 3 or Metro Last Light on this PC). I can build the below system for $538 if I buy the components here and there as they go on sale between now and memorial day.
Do you think this is the best build that can be built for that amount of money? Is there anything you would change?
With an i3 and a 750/750 Ti, you can get a SeaSonic 350w or 400w power supply and save a little bit of money. That system will pull around 150w or so at full load. Do that and get rid of cooler and you can get a 750 Ti. Why not go AMD though? At a budget like this with some photoshop use, a true quad-core CPU would be better, with similar performance in games, and you could save some money at the same time.