New Build For Parent Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: April 3, 2012 2:58 PM in Systems Share cdiscoll2012 April 3, 2012 11:57:09 AM Hi so my dad wants to get a new computer for mostly web browsing, watching movies, and the other odd tasks so here is the build i threw together please rate CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core $125.89 Motherboard ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 $104.99 Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $37.99 Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $89.99 Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB $99.99 Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99 Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $64.99 Optical Drive LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer $17.98 total: $591.81 (after rebates) he said no more than six hundred dollars and some future proofing he won't be running games on it and it is absolutely step up from what he has now (AMD Athlon II X4 640 based build) please rate! More about : build parent DelroyMonjo April 3, 2012 12:10:32 PM Looks like a pretty nice build for just browsing the web. Where did you find those prices? m 0 l hellfire24 April 3, 2012 12:23:09 PM minus the 550ti.a HD6670 will get the job done and will save you some bucks.you can also save some more by getting a h61/h67 mobo.z68 isn't required for basic works.here's my suggestion- LG dvd- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HAF 912- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... sammy f4 2tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... sapphire 6670- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... antec earthwatt 500w- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... mushkin enhanced blackline 8gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Asrock H61 usb3 mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i3 2120- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... total-$587 before rebates and $552 after rebates. m 0 l Related resources New build for parent - Forum New PC for an old parent – looking for rock-solid reliability - Forum New Basic build for parents - Forum New System Build For Parents - Forum Building parents a new basic PC for $500 will it work? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer serialkiller April 3, 2012 1:03:56 PM why a dedicated gpu if you can do with the integrated gpu. i.e. HD 2000. it can also run dual monitors m 0 l americanbrian April 3, 2012 1:05:06 PM while it might be fun to build a whole new PC, what exactly are you going to be improving for him for his $600? His current build has more than enough CPU to do the expected tasks. Lets assume he has 2GB of DDR2, that is still not going to limit anything like what he is doing. If you want my advice, buy a nice SSD for half the money and spend your time re-installing the OS and his apps. He will see far more benefit and it will cost less. m 0 l cdiscoll2012 April 3, 2012 2:31:30 PM he just told me to throw together a build for him for $600 or less he wants a little more future proofing and i will be running some mildly graphics intensive games on it so hence the 550 ti and he runs photoshop m 0 l cdiscoll2012 April 3, 2012 2:34:05 PM DelroyMonjo said:Looks like a pretty nice build for just browsing the web. Where did you find those prices? i went to pcpartspicker.com and chose the parts and they gave me the best prices m 0 l serialkiller April 3, 2012 2:48:36 PM yes search the parts on pc part picker what we suggest to get the best bang for buck m 0 l Hydroc10 April 3, 2012 2:55:48 PM Sounds like someone plans a lil gaming on dads pc lol. m 0 l Rockdpm April 3, 2012 2:58:55 PM Yea, it can platy most games on low easily. If you and him ever plan to lan party.... good build as is. I approve m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New Mini- itx build for parents Forum SolvedNew build for parents Forum SolvedNew inexpensive build for parents Forum $200 Budget Build For Parent? Forum Build for Parent Forum 500$ Budget Build for Parent(Looking for suggestions) Forum Help with build for parent's pc please! Forum New Build for Parents (Maybe for Family Cabin) Forum New build for elderly parents. Forum New build for parents Forum New build for girlfriend's parents - $800 Forum New PC build for parents. A few questions Forum New Build for parents Forum General use new build for parents Forum New build for Parents [Part 2] Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !