I am trying to help a friend build a budget gaming computer and was wondering if anyone had any advise or recommendation for the current part list or if you would do something completely different. Thanks in advance for the help.
Approximate Purchase Date: within a week or two
Budget Range: 400-500 after shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (battlefield 3, saints row 3)
Are you buying a monitor: no
Do you need to buy OS: no
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: it would be helpful if everything came from newegg
Overclocking: maybe later after upgrades
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: upgrading later to 1920x1080
Good luck getting a GTX 660 in that system from the mere savings of going down to a Pentium G860. Besides, even if a good enough deal was found to not alter the budget too much, I wouldn't pair a GTX 660 with any current Pentium except for a gaming system that is specifically built for lightly threaded games rather than general gaming. Newer games are getting more and more well-threaded and a few games perform poorly on Pentiums compared to i3s and better.