$700 Computer Build for a friend Tags: New Build Computer Systems Product Last response: December 5, 2011 1:24 AM in Systems Share fatalshot808 December 4, 2011 7:55:36 AM 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! More about : 700 computer build friend cutebeans December 4, 2011 3:24:37 PM i5-2500 $220k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gigabyte z68 motherboard $108 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PowerColor 6870 w/ FREE NBA 2k12 game $160 .... $140 after rebate hhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RECERTIFIED WD Caviar Blue 250gb $65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair 500w + Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 $92.... $82 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... HAF 912 $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $695 w/ shipping before rebates. m 0 l fatalshot808 December 4, 2011 9:15:55 PM Thanks cutebeans, only thing is you forgot the RAM. What do you think about these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GSkill DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24. Seems like a very cost effective build though. m 0 l Related resources $700 budget build for friend - Forum ~$700 build for a friend, any issues or suggestions? - Forum 700 Build For A Friend - Looking For Feedback - Forum $700 Build for a friend. - Forum My friend's "new build" (700-800) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kajabla December 4, 2011 9:40:52 PM ^all of the above looks good, including the RAM. m 0 l cutebeans December 5, 2011 12:15:31 AM 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=N82E168... 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 m 0 l cutebeans December 5, 2011 12:19:17 AM 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=N82E168... Lite On DVD Burner $21 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Forgot about it sorry. If you can spare $20, you can still get the HAF 912 which is a great case. m 0 l kajabla December 5, 2011 1:24:55 AM Choose your case by stylistic preference. Most of them perform perfectly well; just check with us. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuild for friend ($700 price limit) Forum SolvedGaming build for friend (600-700) Forum $700 build with Windows for a friend? Forum SolvedHelping a Friend Build a Computer Forum SolvedI'm helping a friend build a computer for editing using Adobe Premier. Should I focus on finding a good GPU or a good CPU? Forum SolvedBuilding a New PC for my Friend $700 Forum SolvedAny way to get a nice computer build in for $500 for my friend? Forum SolvedHelping Friend Build His Computer Forum SolvedGood Computer Build $1000 For My Friend Forum SolvedComputer build for a friend suggestion/comments Forum SolvedFuture proof gaming computer build for a friend Forum SolvedComputer build for my friend Forum $700 dollar gaming computer for a friend Forum SolvedBuilding a computer for a friend; Will this build be at least future-proof? or run games at Ultra? Forum Seeking Feedback on Computer Build for Friend Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !