Built this for my friend, Built on 2/18/14. Looking to build a system under $600. He wanted something his family could use for mostly internet and basic photo editing, he also wanted something he could play WoW, COD and BF4 on the weekends.
I chose Intel, because I have had too many bad experiences with AMD. Intel is really solid. Yes, I know I paid extra for intel, I don't care. I went with the Haswell line. The i5 is pretty good for casual gaming.
I got the motherboard, because I have had great experience with Gigabyte in the past. It was a great board for price and would also allow me to upgrade the system later on.
GTX 650 is great and runs most FPS games on high settings with great FPS. This is an awesome card for this build.
I was really happy with the Case, Really nice and basic nothing too flashy. I just didn't like how the hard drives mounted inside, other than that it's a great case.
I got Windows 7 for free from my College.