Approximate Purchase Date: No set date. Will wait for value (Cyber Monday?).
Budget Range: $600 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Productivity software, multitasking
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Parts Preferences: Intel is my preference but a good AMD deal won't be passed up. 60gb+ SSD. Dual monitors. 8 gb RAM.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Kind of just getting a feel for what is out there right now for this kind of build. I will probably hold off until Thanksgiving for deals as the buyer is a cheap SOB and will want the best value. This PC is for a home office for someone who runs a (very) small business. Multiple productivity software applications (MS Office) and websites will be in use so multitasking is the most important thing. Dual monitors (19" or larger) are also a requirement so take that into consideration (both for price and build considerations). The buyer wants a SSD (at least 60 gb) and if an additional HDD is needed that can be cannibalized from elsewhere. 8 gb RAM is requested. Also, the case should not have lights shooting out of it or look too crazy.
=( dual monitor and a ssd on a $600 budget. I am sorry but if anyone were to make a working computer, it would be a really crappy one.
The only thing left after buying those ssd n monitors would be about 250- 350 dollars.
Well the dual monitors can go as low as 19" which seem fairly cheap (under $100 each) nowadays. A can find 60gb SSD for $60 recently (suspect quality?) and take into account I am not asking for an OS nor need a dedicated GFX card for this machine. Keep in mind this isn't going to be used for gaming/video at all.
This looks pretty good. I like the look of the case. I might even be able to do smaller, cheaper monitors as the buyer is used to a 17" at the moment and I don't think they really want anything that big.