http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CsgG This is the baseline I'm starting with.
A friend of mine noticed I had purchased a new pc with my income tax return and he wants to do the same, I offered (free of charge you ninjas) to find a good build for his price range.
The price for that build is ~540 because that was my basic budget. I'm looking for any recommendations on the parts individually and operating with a budget of about 600-700. So as much bang for the buck as you can get with that budget if you have any suggestions. My friend also wants to be able to upgrade it in the future. Something he will be able to do more often than I can so I wasn't sure if the motherboard I chose would be good for that.
The parts listed are the only ones he needs with these exceptions
He also needs:
An Optical Drive
Monitor 720-1080 lcd/led preferred.
Speakers(or built in speakers with the monitor) These can be upgraded later so he would take monitor built in speakers for now if it cheapens the build. He's not at all against spending the money in the future he just wants to reduce the immediate impact.
The general thinking here is if you have to cut back on something for the sake of fitting the monitor in the budget then cut back on the graphics card. He wants to play games but upgrading graphics cards is quick and easy so that can be done later. Easier to play on medium settings with a monitor than run ultra without one lol. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.