Re: Building new computer
Haha yeah that's my Fault. I should learn to not question Mguire's knowledge :P. Sorry For The unnecessary and unhelpful posts between us.
It's like what Mguire said about AMD GPU's. Think of it like This, you have a Ferrari and a Ferrari Kit-Kar. The OCZ being The Kit-Kar. Although The Kit-Kar does The same Job as The Ferrari it's obviously worse and not The same. If you know what I mean? OCZ SSD's are unreliable and are Just bad. Intel 330 SSD's are a little expensive but They're both good and reliable. I would recommend a Corsair Force GT Series SSD if They're any cheaper, but my guess is They're not.
I don't really know what you mean't when you said That NVIDIA GPU's have an issue with Age Of Conan but, whatever The issue is I assure you it's not NVIDIA/GeForce GPU's. And like Mguire said, IF you're Friend won't be playing games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, Halo etc. Then you really don't need a high end GPU. A standard 2GB GTX 650Ti will probably even be more Than you/your Friend will need.
Drop The Red WD HDD and go with a Seagate Barracuda one.
You also say That it's a lot of cash and you could put The money into better components. Besides The CPU and Motherboard etc The PSU is practically The heart of a computer. You can have The best components in The world but you'll be doing nothing with a bad Power Supply.