(Yes, I know I misspelled "member" in the title.)
One of my family members asked me to build her a computer. She wants one that can be used to do office work on and watch movies. She is willing to buy a computer for less than $1000. She currently owns an old dell computer that is pretty old and runs like a snail.
I researched the parts and came up with this list.
The price comes out to $812 including tax and shipping (everything was free shipping except for the case!) The OS and Mother board have a combo discount and the Power Supply and DVD Burner also have a combo discount.
I feel that everything will work and is of a good brand name (except for rosewill haha).
I would still like second opinions.
Shes not going to need expansion slots for her intended use. Batchuka's build is spot on for her need. Which allows room in the budget for a really nice big monitor, which will be one of the more noticeable improvements over her current computer.
but I rather go with an ATX motherboard for her since it has more slots for expansion if needed.
Need more than 4 slots for expansion? Not likely IMO. Have you looked at the included features of that 880G motherboard?
All the things we used to add in expansions slots are now built into the board: Sound card, video card, network/modem card, extra I/O serial and parallel ports, RAID card... etc and so on. The only add-in card I think you might want is a wireless adapter, and you could use a USB dongle for that.
With the Case and OS, Motherboard and CPU, and the Power Supply and DVD Burner having combo discounts, everything comes out to $784 including tax and shipping (I hate that NJ has sales tax. I'm being taxed $51!!!)
Just going to chime in and agree with everyone else that batuchka's build was excellent.
The G.Skill Ripjaws are, by all accounts, quite good. Of course, they're overkill for a home office/movie-watching computer. You could just as easily go with DDR3 1066 CAS 9, and it's likely that no one but you would know...but you'd only be saving about $20 on the build, so you might as well get the quality G.Skill sticks.