I am looking at building a new system for my Father to replace his 6 year old Gateway desktop.
He does basic internet, home finance and photo editing. His problem is that he tends to open a bunch of browser windows at once as well as have Quicken running. I'm thinking he needs a triple core CPU at a minimum as well as 6 gig of RAM. Here's the basic specs:
Approximate Purchase Date: Next 30 days
Budget Range: $500-$700 including monitor but before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet (multiple windows open), Personal Finance (Quicken), basic photo editing and scanning