So I am building a PC for my Mom. Just a pc in a compact case (smaller than mid-tower). the budget does not include the OS. SO does anyone have any builds that would help me out? Its a Non-Gamer pc so whatever you think is best..
System Usagepaying bills online. word processing. occasional youtube video
Parts Preferences:I would like to have a desktop case that is small
I can't provide you with all links because I can't figure out what currency you're using.
However, consider building an mITX system for this. You can get really small cases. Some of the Lian Li cases are really nice.
Obviously you'll need a mITX motherboard and CPU. I'd suggest going for a Sandy Bridge (socket 1155) board with an i3 CPU. This will last years if all you are doing is doing general browsing and word processing.
You can build a reasonable PC for as cheap as about $350, and I consider it reasonable if it has at least a dual core processor with a good clock rate and 4GB of ram. The non-gaming home user doesn't need much hard drive space and only needs the minimum GPU. You can buy a PC from a big retailer for about what you can build one for, if you already have the OS. The manufacturers get a real good deal on the OS, but OTOH they use real cheap components in the PC. I was checking recently for my dad and discovered that you could buy a complete PC as cheap as $300, but it have a slow processor and very little ram. To get a decent processor and 4GB of ram took $400 or more. You could build the equivalent PC for $350-400, with better components, but then you would have to pay for the OS.
Slight overkill there LegendKiller . Im sure her emails would open 0.001 of a micro second faster but having the case melt to do it might not be a wise choice ... and does the gfx card actually fit , or is the case half height ???
Another possibility :
My original build but ditch the cpu and motherboard for