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New Build, Replacing 10+ year old system for my dad. need adviced on part list for budget PC

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April 1, 2013 2:48:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: July 2013

Budget Range: 300-550 Pick up in store so no shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing, Email, Light Image editing (minor corrections on stills) Watching Movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Brand new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Waterloo Ontario Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Unknown old monitor 4:3

Additional Comments: quite

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am builing a new PC for my Dad. He knows and understands computers but his build is 10+ Years old

Parts List:

BitFenix Outlaw Black Mid ATX (BFC-OLW-100-KKN1-RP)
I chose this case because it has the ports on the top of the case and that they are not recessed

ASUS (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer, OEM

AMD A8-5600K (100W) Quad-Core Socket FM2, 3.6GHz APU, 4Mb Cache, 32nm (AD560KWOHJBOX)

Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Socket FM2 AMD A55 Chipset

WD Black (WD1002FAEX) 1000GB (1TB) SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM)

Kingston HyperX Blu Red 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM (KHX16C10B1R/8)

Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 500 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CP-9020047-NA/US

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April 1, 2013 2:59:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($51.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $562.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-01 17:58 EDT-0400)

This is going to be very quiet in the case. Also the an SSD is good.
April 1, 2013 3:22:32 PM

Now before ya think, "gaming box" read the conclusions page. This build really excelled on content creation and productivity. It's a lil old so I'll bet ya can get closer to ya $550 limit

"Intel's Core i5-3350P processor upgrade indeed propels our $600 gaming PC to an entirely new level of performance in our content creation and productivity benchmarks (particularly all of the threaded tests). A limited capacity for overclocking is better than no scalability at all. So, in the end, our extra $100 more than doubles performance in this critical piece of our quantitative analysis."
April 1, 2013 3:52:11 PM

Here is a good build for your PC:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $34.99 In Stock 34.99

AMD A8-5600K (100W) Quad-Core Socket FM2, 3.6GHz APU, 4Mb Cache, 32nm (AD560KWOHJBOX) $109.99 In Stock 109.99

BitFenix Outlaw Black Mid ATX (BFC-OLW-100-KKN1-RP) $49.99

Asus F2A55-M LK Socket FM2 AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2) Chipset | Dual Channel DDR3 2400(O.C.) MHz, 1x PCI-Express x16 | GLAN, 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s, 4x USB 2.0 | DVI/D-Sub, Micro ATX $64.99 In Stock

Seagate Barracuda (ST1000DM003) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 1TB 64MB Cache (OEM) $74.99

Corsair Vengeance Low Profile Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz CL9 DIMMs (CML8GX3M2A1866C9R) $67.99 In Stock 67.99

ASUS (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer, OEM| Black, SATA Windows 8 Ready $19.99

Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 430 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CP-9020046-NA/US) $49.99

Sub-Total: $465.92
Your Savings: $7.00

In your budget and from Canada Computers.