I'm going back to the US next week to visit my family, and it just so happens to be in time for my brother's birthday. So, I thought it'd be a nice little present to help him pony up the cash to build a new PC so we can play GW2 together. Yay! He mentioned before that he likes this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233 Said case won't be included in the budget though, so we can just focus on the guts of the system.
We'll be using Newegg so please feel free to cough up dem links! What we need is:
Video card: We've always been happy with Nvidia in the past, so we'd like to continue with them. Maybe a GTX 660ti?
CPU: Sticking with Intel.
Motherboard: A future proof mobo to allow for upgrades and OC'ing if he wants to later on.
Ram: 8 gigs of whatever.
Hard Drive: I know it's pretty common to have both a standard HD and SSD, but I think it's best to skip the SSD and use that money for a better video card. Maybe a HD from the Caviar series? Nothing more than 1tb.
Power Supply: A future proof PSU to allow GPU upgrades and OC'ing if he wants to later on.
Optical Drive: Whatever.
Would like to spend $1,000, but am willing to go up to $1,200 if it means getting some sweet parts.