Helped a friend build his new computer. He is upgrading from what looked like an old library desktop. He is extremely good at the games he does play, so I am hoping that this build can take him even further. Hopefully, he feels a difference considering his old computer had 70 gb of HDD.
Justification for Purchases:
CPU- It was cheap
CPU Cooler- I know he can't overclock. I know he doesn't need water cooling. I like how quiet closed loop cooling is compared to the stock heatsink and he likes how it looks. It is never a bad thing having your CPU running a little cooler.
Motherboard- I have worked with this MOBO before. It is extremely nice to work with and has nice
GPU- Super cheap.
Case- He liked this one.
PSU-Semi Modular with very nice cable housing. Extra horsepower in case he wanted to buy another 280 and Xfire.