Building a system for my buddy who clenches pennies in his ass he's so cheap. Thought I'd post here so anyone can take a look to copy it or give suggestions. **DISCLAIMER** This pc is for Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Diablo 3, and League of Legends on high/ultra settings at 1680x1050 res.***
**EDITED WITH SUGGESTIONS THROUGHOUT THE THREAD**
CPU: Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core ($84.99)
GPU: EVGA Super Clocked 460 GTX ($124.99 after rebate)
Mobo: MSI H61M-P20 ($49.99)
RAM: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 MHz ($24.99)
PSU: Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V ($37.99)
Case: HEC 6K11BB Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower ($29.99)
Hard Drive: W.D. Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s ($69.99)
Total (with no monitor, keyboard, mouse, or speakers): $422.93
EDIT: If you are looking for a monitor, you can usually find a similar resolution (1680x1050) ~22 inch monitor in local/online adds for around 40-60 bucks, look for the deals.
Again, recommended play on a 1680x1050 resolution monitor with mostly high-to-ultra settings enabled. This was the best I could come up with after reviewing benchmarks on processors, graphics cards, and memory requirements. Feel free to add or take away from this list if you see a better fit somewhere. This is a very capable entry level price with hardware that shouldn't blow out in the first week. Good luck!