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My friend has asked me to build him a decent enough rig to play today's GAMES/some light photo-shopping and it be upgradable when needs be.

The budget is strictly £600 (Great British Pounds) UK.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

He requires a tower with everything in it, and an OS.
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sim~build (Click to show) Here's a sim~build around your budget, is quad-core non-oc/igp + 8GB 2133 ddr3 memory (i opt for blazing fast & smooth 2133 speed than 1600 speed w/c is still good but it is equal already in price with this fast memory) + videocard 7850 2GB (photoshop uses openGL/openCL means you do not nvidia card but 3rd party plug-in will use CUDA) + 128gb ssd + 500W true rated psu( build would be fine on a 350W psu, but for the price & an extra wattage for additional headroom would be nice) + Windows 7 SP1 Home premium x64. Hope you like it.
Edited by xnuw - 3/23/13 at 12:55am
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I think AMD may suit your budget a lot better but as this is the Intel section here you go

Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.cclonline.com/product/73989/BX80637I53570K/CPUs/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-3-4GHz-Processor-6MB-L3-Cache-5GT/s-Bus-Speed-Boxed-/CPU0102/

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard
http://www.cclonline.com/product/78337/GA-Z77X-D3H/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-Z77X-D3H-Motherboard/MBD0356/

Samsung Green 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.cclonline.com/product/84734/MV-3V4G3D/US/Desktop-Memory/Samsung-Green-8GB-2x4GB-DDR3-PC3-12800C11-1600MHz-30nm-Dual-Channel-Kit/RAM0612/

1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" Hard Disk Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/27454/ST31000528AS/Hard-Drives/1TB-Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-3-5-Hard-Disk-Drive/HDD4083/

Cooler Master K380 Micro-ATX/ATX Mid Tower Chassis
http://www.cclonline.com/product/104011/RC-K380-KWN1/Cases/Cooler-Master-K380-Micro-ATX/ATX-Mid-Tower-Chassis/CAS0786/

Corsair CX600 Builder Series 600 Watt ATX PS/2 Power Supply Unit
http://www.cclonline.com/product/96476/CP-9020048-UK/Power-Supplies/Corsair-CX600-Builder-Series-600-Watt-ATX-PS/2-Power-Supply-Unit/PSU0480/

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 Overclocked 1GB Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/98562/GV-R785OC-1GD/Graphics-Cards/Gigabyte-Radeon-HD-7850-Overclocked-1GB-Graphics-Card/VGA0923/

That totals about £625 so is over budget and has no OS. However it will do all your friend wants for some time to come.

Staying in budget this would be your best bet

AMD FX-8320 Eight Core CPU
http://www.cclonline.com/product/93470/FD8320FRHKBOX/CPUs/AMD-FX-8320-Eight-Core-CPU/CPU0154/

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard
http://www.cclonline.com/product/60859/GA-990XA-UD3/Motherboards/Gigabyte-GA-990XA-UD3-Socket-AM3-Motherboard/MBD0167/

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.cclonline.com/product/55272/GFC-02050/Operating-Systems/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-bit-SP1-/SFT0066/

Samsung Green 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.cclonline.com/product/84734/MV-3V4G3D/US/Desktop-Memory/Samsung-Green-8GB-2x4GB-DDR3-PC3-12800C11-1600MHz-30nm-Dual-Channel-Kit/RAM0612/

1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" Hard Disk Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/27454/ST31000528AS/Hard-Drives/1TB-Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-3-5-Hard-Disk-Drive/HDD4083/

Cooler Master K380 Micro-ATX/ATX Mid Tower Chassis
http://www.cclonline.com/product/104011/RC-K380-KWN1/Cases/Cooler-Master-K380-Micro-ATX/ATX-Mid-Tower-Chassis/CAS0786/

Corsair CX600 Builder Series 600 Watt ATX PS/2 Power Supply Unit
http://www.cclonline.com/product/96476/CP-9020048-UK/Power-Supplies/Corsair-CX600-Builder-Series-600-Watt-ATX-PS/2-Power-Supply-Unit/PSU0480/

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 Overclocked 1GB Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/98562/GV-R785OC-1GD/Graphics-Cards/Gigabyte-Radeon-HD-7850-Overclocked-1GB-Graphics-Card/VGA0923/

That totals £620 and includes an OS. It will also do all your friend wants for some time to come.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD Cheapo DVDRW 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
CM Hyper 212 EVO Push/Pull Win7 Pro Sidewinder X4 OCZ ZS 650W 
CaseMouse
CM HAF X RAT 5 
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Phenom II 1600T GA990XA-UD3 Palit 550ti Palit 550ti (sli) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB (4X4) Gskill OCZ Agility 3 120GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB WD Black 500GB 
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Cheapo DVDRW AC Freezer 7 Pro Win 7 Pro Server 2008 
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