I'm trying to build a computer for a friend on a $700 budget but I'm feeling pretty constricted by his tight budget. He wants to be able to able to play Old Republic and Skyrim. He hasn't selected a monitor yet so I don't have a resolution but I doubt it will be over 1680x1050. He has $700 now but if I wait a bit I may be able to persuade him to save a bit more money. I've already persuaded him to drop the monitor from his budget and he already has a keyboard and mouse.
Overclocking is up in the air. I'm thinking it's unlikely but it's not out of the question either.
I'd really like to get him an i5-2500 and a GTX 560 Ti but it's just not fitting in the budget. I've always used coursair memory and PSU but that's not really fitting the budget either. Suggestions?
What I'm looking at(newegg):
Foxconn Z68A-S LGA
i5-2500 (also looking at i3-540 if I absolutely have to downgrade)
GTX 560 Ti
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320gb
SeaSonic M12II 620
He can choose his own case
WIll probably need a wireless card as well.
Okay, so with those changes, and adding network card, and optical drive:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 121.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti 209.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 29.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320gb 99.99
antec EA-750 84.99
Windows 7 99.99
Rosewill RNX-N300 19.99
LG DVD 18.99
TOTAL: $875.91....... that's $175 over budget. I'm just not seeing the cpu/video card fit in this system