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If he's spending a $1000 then go with the build above. If he only wants to spend $600-700 then figure something else out. You'd be ripping him off if you didn't get the most for his money. If you want to convert people to PC Gaming, you need to do them justice with the money they are spending. Otherwise there computer will be outdated in a year or two, and won't be able to play modern titles. Then they will abandon the build altogether and go back to consoles. Basically just throwing away money.

Very well put, This is exactly why Ive never been a console gamer. Spend the little bit extra now and put the computer right to his budget and he will be happier longer with the PC, Things like a SSD make a huge difference , If hes used to a XBOX 360 then blow his mind and make him question why did he ever console game cause that's what friends of mine have said when they sat in my seat and played Skyrim or PS2 on ultra settings. Also like Big said a 600-700 machine will not last as long as spending the 1k and building a machine will give him great gaming for many more years to come.
    
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I would definitely check out Microcenter to see what kind of deals you can get on a mobo/CPU combo. You should be able to upgrade him to a Z77/3570k and still save some cash. This is what I put together based upon his budget and giving him a little more power.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $918.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 19:11 EST-0500)

Definitely go for a stronger GPU than a 560, since it's going to be already behind on the current technology curve. Went for a better PSU as well, and a better HDD. Samsung Wonder ram because it's extremely good ram, and pretty cheap currently.

560 vs 7870 benchmark for comparison on the GPU. He'll definitely want a 7870 to be able to play BF4 at good settings. Maybe he could even push up to a Gigabyte 7950 for even more future-proofing.


*** why are these guys EXTREMELY cheap?
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The only reason he said his budget was 1000 was because I was dumb and brought a number up... (guessing based on my previous build, which was near 1k)...

He already knows that the consoles are junk, hes done with them. But I like the point made above, maybe it's worth just going all out.

I'll just talk to him, I know he doesn't want a 2500 machine, but 600-800 isn't exactly a "bad" machine these days.. hell im still using a gtx480 from nearly 3 years ago and i'm quite happy with it.
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post #14 of 15
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*** why are these guys EXTREMELY cheap?

What's so "extremely" cheap about it? It's a solid build.
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The only reason he said his budget was 1000 was because I was dumb and brought a number up... (guessing based on my previous build, which was near 1k)...

He already knows that the consoles are junk, hes done with them. But I like the point made above, maybe it's worth just going all out.

I'll just talk to him, I know he doesn't want a 2500 machine, but 600-800 isn't exactly a "bad" machine these days.. hell im still using a gtx480 from nearly 3 years ago and i'm quite happy with it.

Let us know what he decides and we'll redo it within his new budget.
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What's so "extremely" cheap about it? It's a solid build.
I think pnutz is talking about Microcenter's prices.
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