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Building a new PC to replace my fathers outdated 2002 HP, need suggestions.

Hey Tom's, I need your help again.
My father is currently looking to build a new PC as his trusty old HP's motherboard went out and I've convinced him he needs to upgrade. He's looking for a decently future proofed computer, Definitely NOT a super computer. He mainly just surf's the internet and checks his e-mail, But he does run a Printing business and often uses Corel Draw, WinPcSign, Adobe Illustrator, etc. But, he'd also like his computer to double as a home theater pc, able to stream movies / tv shows to the other computers in our house.

Just a heads up I will also be using my computer to stream and my build is as follows:
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Intel Core i5-3570k
AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Samsung 830 128gb SSD
Corsair CX600 PSU
Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB RAM
Hyper 212 Evo Cpu cooler
Corsair 400R Case
1TB HDD
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The build I set up for him is pretty similar to mine, Just with a few changes since mine was purchased over a year ago. Oh and I guess I should have mentioned, the budget is around 600$ and he needs an operating system. He's already got 8GB of RAM and a 600W Modular Power supply, so that isn't included in the budget.

So far this is what I've come up with:
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120GB
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version (32 & 64-bit)
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming Computer Case
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I'm very open to suggestions to save some money, or if there's anything better for the price.
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  1. Anyone have any input? Please. I'd like to make sure my dad has the best of the best.
  2. What's the RAM and the Power Supply?
  3. It's as follows:
    8GB Patriot G2 DDR3 memory
    Corsair CX600M Modular power supply.
  4. Best answer
    Don't get the K version since he doesn't need overclocking, and save money by getting an h87 mobo.
  5. Okay, you're not getting an intel CPU with a $600 budget


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.55 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $609.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 18:51 EST-0500)


    Edit: Just noticed you want Windows 8, so ignore the Windows 7 disk that's listed here.
  6. zemiak said:
    Okay, you're not getting an intel CPU with a $600 budget


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.55 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $609.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 18:51 EST-0500)


    Edit: Just noticed you want Windows 8, so ignore the Windows 7 disk that's listed here.


    An intel build is just fine for his budget. and he doesn't need a graphics card.
  7. Where does it say he doesn't need a graphics card...? I must be blind...
  8. I don't need a graphics card. As I stated, this is a build for my father to do his Printing / Sign business on. He NEVER plays games. I don't understand what you mean when you say I can't get a Intel CPU with a 600$ budget? I just posted my build and it included a Intel CPU for $620.

    Bob Hays, Would you recommend just getting a Locked Haswell Processor and changing motherboards? Or would it be best just to change to H87 and downgrade to a Non - K version of the processor like you suggested?
  9. Without a graphics card you can get an intel CPU, I just thought since he did a little adobe work that you would want one. So you need a CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Case, PSU, Optical Drive, and OS for $600?
  10. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($218.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $551.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 20:11 EST-0500)

    If you need an SSD in there, add the Samsung 840 EVO 120GB one that you had listed originally. Also I threw in a Blue-Ray/DVD-RW Optical Drive since you said he wanted to use it as a home theater as well, I thought that might mean he might watch Blue Ray movies too.
  11. Thanks for your response Zemiak, But I believe Bob Hays' is the best way for me to go.
  12. interlaced said:
    I don't need a graphics card. As I stated, this is a build for my father to do his Printing / Sign business on. He NEVER plays games. I don't understand what you mean when you say I can't get a Intel CPU with a 600$ budget? I just posted my build and it included a Intel CPU for $620.

    Bob Hays, Would you recommend just getting a Locked Haswell Processor and changing motherboards? Or would it be best just to change to H87 and downgrade to a Non - K version of the processor like you suggested?


    I don't understand the difference between getting a locked one, and just downgrading to a non-k
  13. There is no difference, I guess I should have worded it different. I meant it as, Would you recommend just getting a Locked Haswell Processor and switching motherboards, OR would it be better just to switch to a Locked Ivy Bridge Processor and switching to an H87 Motherboard.
  14. interlaced said:
    There is no difference, I guess I should have worded it different. I meant it as, Would you recommend just getting a Locked Haswell Processor and switching motherboards, OR would it be better just to switch to a Locked Ivy Bridge Processor and switching to an H87 Motherboard.


    Ivy bridge isn't h87, but I think you are asking ivy vs haswell (correct me if i'm wrong). I would just go with haswell since its the newer version unless you find a good deal for ivy.
  15. bob hays said:
    interlaced said:
    There is no difference, I guess I should have worded it different. I meant it as, Would you recommend just getting a Locked Haswell Processor and switching motherboards, OR would it be better just to switch to a Locked Ivy Bridge Processor and switching to an H87 Motherboard.


    Ivy bridge isn't h87, but I think you are asking ivy vs haswell (correct me if i'm wrong). I would just go with haswell since its the newer version unless you find a good deal for ivy.


    Boy do I look dumb... Thanks Bob, you nailed it. I need to brush up on my computer parts as I havent really been actively researching since the release of Ivy Bridge.

    Thanks again.
  16. yup no problem. Hope he enjoys the new build
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