SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MS Office (mostly excel), Internet (browsing + downloading), Music + Movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, OS (Windows 7)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD would probably fit this budget best
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
I just got done building my pc and so far so good. Halfway through my dad asked if he could help and he had a lot of fun putting it together and was really excited when we were done and everything worked. He's been using a pc from around 04 so I'd say it's about time for an upgrade and it would be cool for him to build his own. Plus he'd probably save a bunch of money this way with better performance than a pre-built....
So, mostly he uses it for a ton of excel files, along with web browsing and listening to itunes while watching the occassional movie here and there.
Would like your guys' help on what a good budget build would be. Some good features would be super-fast speed all-around, and good for multitasking
With regards to the budget, lower would always be better, but I'd like for it to be able to last a handful of years without falling behind too much so paying some extra bucks for a more current system would probably be best