I'm putting together a build for my uncle. Basically just for typical browsing/word processing/and media viewing but with the ability to game on it if he ever wants to do so. He's very flexible on the budget and I ended up at about $750 or so give or take. What do you think of this build?
It may be a little overboard for what he wants to do with it, but he wants a powerful/flexible/and quality build that'll remain relevant for the next couple of years.
i cant help but feel like its overkill in two areas: cpu cooler, and the motherboard. you could get by with a hyper tx3 and a good h77 motherboard since overclocking is not an option anyways
The motherboard was primarily chosen over a H77M just to leave his options open and the minimal price difference between the two with the Z77 coming with the RAM combo. Though I do agree that he probably will not need the extra features.
I didn't take into account the lack of OC opportunity with the CPU so I will agree that the cooler is a bit overkill.