BUT he's pretty tech unsavvy. He wanted to put a lot of money into this, and I'm pretty sure I've steered him in the right direction, but I just wanted to ask if anyone saw anything here that I've screwed up?
He wanted to go with Windows 7 rather than 8.1, and I can't blame him. The CPU is not unlocked because he said he's not going to be overclocking it. We put on a different CPU cooler because the reviews said the one that comes with the i7 is terrible.
I was unsure about the RAM speed. 2400 looked to be middle of the road, but I didn't know if that was something we should have went higher on? Also, the power supply. The GPU said it need a 600W; should we have picked a 700W to be safe?
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Although there isn't anything wrong with the cooler I'm a little surprised he didn't want to go with water cooling or a higher end cooler.
I think a little flexibility in the power supply wouldn't hurt but more importantly I think you should look for a silver or gold rated model if it fits in the budget.
I wouldn't knock windows 8.1 to bad. I hated on it for a long time but when you use it and classic shell to get your start button back its actually faster than Windows 7. (I'm running it on my laptop and also one of the PCs I recently built)
I just remembered the case I suggested doesn't give you the 5 1/4 drive bay needed for that blu-ray drive. Personally I only need a disc drive for installing windows, so I just use a USB drive across all of my PCs. but if they have a specific use for it beyond that my case suggestion won't work