I'm looking to build my dad a PC thats between 500-800 $$. Dad wants it for all of his carpentry work (He will be using AutoCad) and my mom wants a media center PC for photo editing, sharing, general office use.
Approximate Purchase Date: This month
Budget Range: 500-800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (AutoCad, editing photos, sharing, general office use)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, probably a small led monitor.
Parts to Upgrade: Everything!
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, (if we have to switchout motherboards for any reason, is microsoft Ok with that if I call them and explain the situation will I still have to buy a new CD Key if its OEM.)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or Microcenter or Frys < have fun if you are using frys their website sucks!
Location: City, State/Region, Country - CA, USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference really, just quality parts not crap parts please.
SLI or Crossfire: Nope
Your Monitor Resolution: Unknown
Additional Comments: Quiet PC, I want a SSD thats just for the boot drive. I'm thinking going with AMD at this point because I'll have more money to put towards a good enough GPU for autocad, I'm thinking a HD 6870 should be good enough.