This one will be for my sister. She will occasionally game on it (WoW, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Age of Empires, etc) and might have to do some light Photoshop and Illustrator work for her fashion classes.
My father insists that we purchase an HP for her for around $6-700. I disagree and would like to build her one instead.
I'm basically aiming for an Intel CPU and a decent graphics card that will play these games on highest very smoothly. They don't require much power, so this is good.
Any suggestions? I've been looking at various builds around the site and have been using the guide to make some of my own builds, but I want to see what you all think.
Monitor will not be needed; everything else (including OS) will.
I promise a nice thread, along with step-by-step build updates and pictures along the way.