$700 Computer Build for a friend

Okay So I'm building a computer for my friend and I usually go with Core i5-2500k builds but I doubt he can fit that into his budget.

Approximate Purchase Date:Probably by the end of the Month

Budget Range:$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming(Skyrim, Call of duty, Battlefield 3), Photoshop(RAW images 18megapixels), Web Browsing

Parts Not Required:Monitor,OS,Keyboard, and mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com. For the Case probably Amazon because I can get free shipping, newegg charges like $50-60 for the case alone in shipping.

Country:USA

Parts Preferences:Core i5-2500k if that's even possible in this price range. For a Case maybe the HAF 922 I tried 2 of these so far and they seem to work great, I am open to suggestions though.

Overclocking:I'll probably do that for him

SLI or Crossfire:No

Monitor Resolution: Right now he doesn't have one but I'm assuming he's getting a 1920x1080 monitor

Additional Comments:Also for the Hard Drive I don't think he'll be needing a large size for now and I wouldn't want him to spend too much on one since the prices are up.

Thanks in Advanced!
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  1. Thanks cutebeans, only thing is you forgot the RAM. What do you think about these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 GSkill DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24. Seems like a very cost effective build though.
  2. ^all of the above looks good, including the RAM.
  3. fatalshot808 said:
    Thanks cutebeans, only thing is you forgot the RAM. What do you think about these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 GSkill DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24. Seems like a very cost effective build though.



    Corsair 500w + Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM 1600 $92.... $82 after rebate
  4. Oh wait I forgot an Optical Drive

    Get the cheapest you can find on newegg. :)

    If you want to be on budget then it's best to get a nzxt source 210 case which is $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

    Lite On DVD Burner $21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Forgot about it sorry. :D

    If you can spare $20, you can still get the HAF 912 which is a great case.
  5. Choose your case by stylistic preference. Most of them perform perfectly well; just check with us.
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