My co-worker wants to get parts for his son to build a gaming setup. He already has a monitor, keyboard, mouse and case. (although the case is just a wide dell case, so may need more fans or maybe just get a new case, I haven't seen it yet ).
Also Looking for any deals or sales that are on around the holidays for any of the recommended components so keep that in mind if you know about anything good.
His budget is around $700.
Here is what I am thinking, although most of this is from experience building my first gaming rig last summer with a $1200 budget.
Processor: Intel i5 2500k (what I have on my build, too much for a ~$700 one?)
MOBO: AS Rock Z77 Extreme.
OS: Win. 7 Home (Or student if he can get a copy from his sons school).
*Note: will probably bundle MOBO, prosessor and OS at Microcenter for the deal as there is one just down the street.
If you're going to purchase from microcenter, be flexible for the board/cpu. Your choices are fine, but their deals vary. I haven't seen that many good deals there on black friday or near xmas. I saw a 2500k and z77 board unopened for $240 on craigslist yesterday, and that seller might come down if you wait a couple of days. Your antec power supply is a good choice, and you don't need a separate cpu cooler unless you overclock the cpu, which I don't recommend.