So as the thread title states, a buddy of mine is looking to build a computer TOWER only, no need for any peripherals or OS.
The thing right now is that he wants an i2500k, which means OCing the beast on air most likely. I told him that he'll end up sacrificing for a weaker video card in the build. I told him that it'll be fine since it's much easier just to save up for the graphics card and swap it out in the later.
Requirements (unless convincing otherwise):
$800 Tower only
BF3 sexy settings on 1980x1020 (I guess sexy means over 60fps since most monitors are hung up at 60fps)