So my parents are looking for a new computer, they obviously don't need anything ridiculous in terms of performance. Though, they would like something that's going to last. 500-600$ is very reasonable for them considering the last time they bought pc's they were well over 1000$.
Ya, I'm looking at some stores around here, my only issue with most pc's from Dell, HP, etc is if you ever want to change something out or upgrade it's a serious pain in the ass. The cases are always far too small. They currently have an HP, and just changing the ram in the thing you had to lose a finger or two.
Sure, whichever way you want to grin. If they arent likely to change it for the next 4-5 years then you'd have to get a new mobo and possibly type of RAM anyway so it doesn't make that much of a difference.
So I've basically gone most with Obsidian's build minus the PSU and DVD-R as we already have that. Anyhow, with tax, shipping, it comes to 606$ with Windows included in that.
Does anyone know what kind of parts they put in Future shop/ Best Buy pc's? For about the same price, or less, the specs are generally higher. Of course, their website offers 0 information as to what the product actually is. This for example: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&...
Processor's a touch slower, but more ram, more hard drive space, but is the quality that much worse? Any other horrid downfalls or am I better off doing like Rolli said and just go with HP/Dell from one of these places?
Edit: I realize that price is for a refurbished, and that new, the price goes up significantly, and the build would probably win out.