Back again trying to figure out what system to build for my parents. They want a cheap/decent comp. They mainly just surf the internet and do heavy excel/word documents for work. They are pretty dumb with comps so they just always have junk all over there comps. So looking for a good comp that will still run good even with all the junk. Thanks for all the help.
Hmmmm, they have a monitor, i can prob salvage their old tower. So i pretty much need like a mobo, vid card, cpu, memory, maybe a HD, the old comp has a 160gb but was told i should prob update it and prob a cdrom drive.
The onboard video on a 780G motherboard is plenty for the intended use. It'll even do HD video perfectly, just to give you an idea. Is it really going to gain you much to re-use the old case? Are you planning on re-using the old (probably crappy) PSU too? I'd at least get a new PSU.
I might as well just get the new tower, since this one is pretty beat up. But that setup looks good. It should be a good system right. Cause i don't want to hear them being like this thing is slow blah blah blah what did u build me.
What were the specs on their old computer? The above build is certainly not slow. I'm sure a 2.6GHz dual core CPU with 4GB of RAM and a new, fast HD will be a very big improvement over what they currently have.