Here is a short explanation on why i chose certain parts.
I wanted you to choose a Gen 6 Core I5. The most popular is the 6600K, but it cost 60 bucks more and doesn't include a cooler. You don't need a 3 party cooler if you are not overclocking. This one doesn't overclock as well as the 6600K. So keep that in mind.
But this is clearly the better bang for the bug.
Very good performing at a good price.
Simply an awesome GPU. He is not gonna regret spending a good portion of the PC budget on this GPU.
Decent board. It doesn't have SLI support and only 2 PCI-E x16 ports and 5 USB ports. Also don't expect an impressive BIOS. But it has what you need at a good price. I did save a little on this one to add the GPU. Spending a lot of money on motherboards are only for people with specific needs anyway.
You can also buy this one for 45 bucks more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID=
The Samsung 800 Evo series SSD's are some of the most popular and best performing for the price. I have the 840 myself and i love it. This one is an improved version of the one i have.
I changed the PSU on the list. Don't know if you saw the corsair PSU. I wasn't happy recommending it. It was on sale on you did get a good deal.
Problem was that some of it's capacitors were of ok quality... just ok. I know many of the forum members in here are very enthusiastic about PSU's, and they HATE anything that has Chinese capacitors.
This one has quality Japanese caps. So it's likely not gonna blow up... even though the other one wasn't likely to blow up ether.. but this one even less so
. It's also modular and very efficient. The price is also good.