A friend of mine is attempting to build a gaming computer. I have experience building them but essentially no experience choosing the parts, as another friend of mine who I can't seem to contact selected many of the parts for me.
Are these parts alright? I picked many of them for him.
Motherboard (I picked) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128359
Graphics Card (I picked) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161252
RAM (his pick) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122]
HDD (his pick) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136218
Monitor (his pick) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824254035
DVD Writer - haven't chosen yet, but not too important
CPU (his pick) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115206
He has not chosen a fan for his CPU yet, but I am trying to recommend to him a zalman or arctic cooling. Additionally, I don't know if he should get the CPU he picked or an E8400. He already has his mind set on getting an Intel (although I think AMD might be a better value).
Now, here is the main dilemma.
Option #1: He wants to get this case with a power supply - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156098
Option #2: I told him that the power supply included with cases are usually crap and not to get them, and recommended he get these for a little bit more $$ (he would have to cut back on the flashy looking case with this option though):
My main question here is, is option #1 or option #2 better? The power supply for the first one doesn't seem too great.