Approximate Purchase Date: This will more than likely be a Christmas gift, but this is just to get a better idea so that I can be on the lookout for sales
Budget Range: 1000 tops
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, word processing, file storage, no games
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: I like Gigabytes mobo's, but I am pretty impartial
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: This is going to be a new build for my dad. He mostly surfs the net and does word processing. He also has quite a bit of music and other media, so I want to get him some adequate storage. I want to set him up to be able to do some file sharing on their home network, possible also get him something to stream media to his television (WD streaming box or similar).
24-27" monitor at 1080p. Should have dvi and HDMI so he could possibly also use it as an HDTV.
I know this is a pretty basic build and he might be better served getting one from best buy or something, but hes never had a nice desktop, so I want it to be nice and fast for him and remain to be a fast computer in the years to come.
Windows 7 64 Pro should be included.
He would also like a decent printer, probably best to just get an all-in-one.
This is what I would get-dont have a lot of time so I will just post parts/prices.
AMD 955 BE- $150
ASRock 770 Extreme 3 USB 3- $75
4670/50 GPU (Dont really need it for gaming, but its nice to have)-$60-75
Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb- $70
Corsair 450w PSU-$70
Case- any mid tower will work. Spend around $50 for a good quality case.
DVD drive-$20 (all the same)
Printer- The lexmark printers are supposed to be a pretty good deal nowadays because of the $5 black ink. Might want to look into one of those. Would probably be around $75.
Not sure what all this totals out to but I think it should be In budget. Win 7 64bit is $100 I believe.