SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, taxes, basically not gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: All required
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Would prefer newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: Really don't have any.
OVERCLOCKING: I would like to stay away from it but if needed perhaps.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Would like 1080p but would settle for lower. A MONITOR NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is for a family member which I will be building. I'm considering just looking at Best Buy or something for a package but I decided to see what I can get here. Although there won't be any gaming I'd like it to have a decent graphics card so that the PC could last a while. Everything will be needed including OS, monitor, mouse/keyboard.
I just purchased parts to build a HTPC (home theater pc) for under $300 that has HDMI with audio out on the motheboard. I'm reusing a HDD and need an optical burner, but I figure that puts you close to $300 (no OS).
That seems like something up your alley. For basic things, you don't need anything spectacular.
Athlon II Regor 240
780g HDM mobo
Decent PSU (Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, etc) - can be included in case
Peripherals will add - monitor, etc (22" LCD for less than $150, keyboard and mouse combos for pretty cheap as well).
Let me know if you want some help picking out some of the parts. I'm sure we can keep you well below your price range.
Thanks guys. Seems like you both have about the same idea. I'm liking the parts you listed macabre. I guess I'll wait a few days and see if anyone has any objections.
Nobody will. the only thing you could do there is go cheaper, which I could do. I only didn't because you said between 600-800 dollars. If you have any other questions post them here, or send me a private message if you wish.
Hey thanks all. I may consider a smaller case for it since yeah it is a mATX motherboard. I'm also going to safely assume that this would probably be a better deal than say going to Best Buy and buying one of their computer bundles.
I picked the PCP&C PSU that macabre also suggested
(PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817703018 )
and I think that there is only one SATA power connector on it. Being that the DVD drive and the HDD are both OEM those won't come with adapters right? and if not then would the motherboard include any? or should I get a retail optical drive? Oh and I used the parts from the build macabre stated.
Looking at the pictures of that power supply i see atleast 2 sata power connectors, i dont know if there are any molex to sata adapters as most power supplies offer atleast two strings of each which is usually plenty.