In light of the release of the new 760 he agreed to raise his budget a little.
I am thinking for the build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.56 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 02:39 EDT-0400)
They didn't have the Rosewill Stallion Series 600 W PSU on the part picker site so that is also included.
I am not sure what to get for a case and whether my motherboard choice is a good one?
Plus will the CPU and RAM bottleneck the GPU?
Also he doesn't need an optical drive since he can use mine to install the OS.
Edited by Lubed Up Slug - 7/16/13 at 11:54pm