I'm looking to build a PC for my parents. I've built PC's before but I'm unsure what chipsets/processors to go with.
Approximate Purchase Date: Few weeks from now
Budget Range: 600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Office use, photo editing (light)
Are you buying a monitor: Most likely
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg, or amazon
Location: CA, USA
Parts Preferences: AMD for graphics, intel or amd for processor.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Unknown at this time
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Mom wants PC to do photo editing, also what software would be used to do photo editing? Keep in mind this is light photo editing so we don't need a core i7.
I would like to see builds from Intel & AMD if that's ok. We have a crap load of photos that my mom wants to put on to a central computer and then be able to share it using windows 7 homegroup or online via the cloud
Just an initial thing. Trying to fit Windows and a monitor into this price while still maintaining its performance to do what you want is near impossible without resorting to dodgy components. You may have to increase your budget a bit.