One year ago I built myself a computer to play games and I would say that I succeded (Tom's hardware helped me for sure). I want to build a computer for my friend but he's on a budget 600$ (Doesn't need keyboard/mouse/Monitor). I would like to know what you would recommend. The purpose of the build is mostly to play games.
Does he have any spare parts like HDD or old opticals that he can salvage from an older pc to help save money for better gpu/psu etc. He has IDE HDD (probably not good). He has an optical drive.
Does he know how to overclock, will he ever buy a 2nd gpu, does he want any upgradeability? No he doesn't (neither do I haha). Upgradeability is not important and he probably won't buy another GPU soon.