BUDGET RANGE: less than $325, preferably around 275-300
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing internet, ms office, doing stuff with photos (mostly viewing, not fancy photoshop editing, probably cropping type stuff)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com (but open to others if better?)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US of A
PARTS PREFERENCES: cheap and reliable
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure, probably 1024x768 or 1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My dad lives 3 hours away, so I'm hoping for reliable parts that won't crap out within a year. Speed isn't super important, as he doesn't really do anything intensive and probably never will. If anyone has the time, I'd appreciate making sure that all the required parts are included, as I don't have time to reorder a missing cable or anything (it needs to be built fairly quickly as he's visiting soon). I also want to make sure all the parts are compatible with eachother.
Here's my tentative build. Any comments about it? I'm willing to completely change it around if people think it'd be better. I'm also open to buying a pre-built computer, if someone thinks that would be better.
Batuchka: sick sick build. Thanks! I think I'm going to go with that exact built. I just got to confirm with my dad first . I'm slightly worried about the quality of the biostar mobo and the seagate HD, but I'm willing to take the gamble.