I came here hoping that someone would help me choose the parts I could use to build a PC for someone.
Basically, the PC will be used for work (creating documents/spreadsheets/various tasks), photography, and casual use.
I should note that I need to order the parts within the next couple of days.
So I am needing something that has:
·4GB of RAM
·1 hard-drive with around 80 GB
·On-board video on the motherboard
·At least 6 USB ports (they were adamant about that)
They do not need a keyboard, monitor, mouse, or speakers.
I don't really want to go past $450 (including Windows 7 OEM). The cheaper the better, as long as we're not sacrificing too much power or quality. I'm wanting to get them something that'll actually last more than 3 months and will allow them to finish their work more quickly.
I prefer to order the parts through NewEgg.
I'm assembling in the USA.
No SLI (need onboard video).
The monitor resolution is 1024x768.
If there is anything else I can share to make this easier for someone to help me, let me know.
Note the motherboard has both 4 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 connectors on the back. USB 3.0 can be used with USB 2.0 devices. Also, there are internal header connectors on the motherboard to hook up addition USB connectors on the case front.
I know most teckies prefer to build their own. But it sounds like you're trying to get a modest pc going. For the price point you're trying to work at it's not an efficient or economically wise thing to do to build your own. IMHO you're better off just buying a ready built computer.
Here's two which match you're criteria, for ready built economic computers, I'm HP all the way.
By the way bro. I spent some time searching for compatible builds of your requirements. Every time I thought I had it, it always fell apart on usb count. Either the board couldn't have it or the case couldn't have it and to get it it would have jumped the price beyond. Like I said before. When' you're going cheap, you have to go pre-built. The manufacturers get the better deals. Roughly once you start dealing with machines $800 and up then it's more to your advantage to piece it together. Best of luck.