Originally Posted by Aniket
The worst suggestion I've ever seen,man you are suggesting an integrated gpu!!
I cant beleave it!!
If he buys an i5 2500k for a $600 build he can't even buy all the components,
The build I suggested(includes a gtx460) will provide him much better gaming performence.
It was just an idea. I understand that a dedicated gpu is way better even with a lower end cpu.
BUT! He is on a 600$ budget for a whole entire build. At least he won't have to upgrade the cpu (if he got the 2500k) and it plays SC2 on Ultra (with the integrated graphics).. so why not. His games arent gpu intensive... come on... TF2, even BC2 isnt gpu intensive, but it is cpu intensive, so the high end i5 2500k will help. If he wants, down the road when he saves more, then he can upgrade to a dedicated graphics card.
If he is on a budget like the one he posted ($600) then my recommendation would be the i5 2500k, you would even save money from not buying the i3 and gtx 460 << which will get out dated fast. with the i5 you can add whatever gpu is out when Battlefield 3 is released and it will woop the i3/gtx 460.
Im not being rude, im just trying to make a logical point if he doesnt want to waste money and wants the best future rig.