my buddy has asked me to help him put together a gaming rig for $1000 and i'm not sure if i should just recommend him to get a pre-built pc from a custom build site just for the hassle free process if something breaks and what not so i wont have to help him out if something goes wrong. this will be his first desktop (he's a console tard and i've lured him to the pc side hopefully) so i could use some input on the best quality for price. i'm not against building it myself either but i just mainly want to know the best series and what not that could fit a 1k bill, thanks!
Also, i'd like to keep it intel/nvidia but not opposed to other brands if they are reliable and proven what not.
At a $1000 budget, AMD is a clear winner for GPUs (NOT CPUs). Does he need KB/Mouse/OS/Monitor? What games does he play? And at what quality does he want to play them?
if AMD is better for budget then that's totally fine. i'll be giving him my old kb, mouse, and monitor. he'll need an OS (im guessing win 7 home). he plays FPS for the most part and he's used to xbox quality so that and up i'd guess. he's not a graphics freak so a balance of speed and graphics would be good. also we both live in a barracks (in the army) and the internet is slower than we'd like, would any sort of lan or wi fi card help at all?
i've pieced this together although im not sure if these will need a better than stock (possible overclocking i guess i would then) and also is this power supply (550w) good enough as well (again, if i overclock will it need to be more)?