So, a friend asked me to put together a basic configuration for him. The computer will be used for schoolwork, browsing, watching video and (mainly) gaming (older games, some of the new ones - he basically wants to play some of the newer games with playable framerate).
The budget is 480-490 EUR, excluding the case, DVD burner (already got them).
RAM - 8GB, 2x4 GB kit = 32 EUR
HDD - 1TB will be enough, Seagate Barracuda= 66 EUR
CPU - Intel Dual or Quad Core? He won't use the computer for any ''real work'' (photoediting, videoediting, music production, whatever)
GPU - Radeon HD 7XXX, it think.
Motherboard - nothing too fancy. USB 3.0 is optional, 4 SATA ports (or more, but not needed), 4 RAM slots for potential upgrades
PSU - 500W, enough? I can get a nice OCZ modular PSU for 57 EUR.
I'm really asking because I've been given some conflicting advice about CPUs and GPUs, so I'd like some more ideas from you
I'll be mostly ordering from this site: http://www.hoh.de/hardware