Originally Posted by Krulani
Rough prices from Amazon.com, PCpartpicker doesn't work on these computers at work.
Case: $92 - Fractal Design R4
CPU: $235 - Intel i5 4670k
Mobo: $140 - Asus Z87-A LGA1150
Cooler: $109 – Corsair 100i
RAM: $65 - Kingston Hyper X Blu 8gb 1600 CL9
GPU: $509 - EVGA GTX 780 SC with ACX cooler
PSU: $122 - EVGA SuperNova G2 750watt
SSD: $90 - Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
HDD: $60 - Western Digital Blue 1TB
OS: $105 – Windows 8.1
Tons of overkill on the PSU, in case he wanted to go SLI in the future. If your friend REALLY wants that i7 (he doesn't need it), you can swap out the gtx780 for a 770 and that gives you the money you'd need for the i7. GTX 770 is more than capable of maxing out Dota2, Wildstar, and probably ESO. You'll get the 60+ FPS in BF4 you want him to have. SLI 770's would shred anything to pieces at 1080p.