I'm planning on building a new PC for my Dad's office for Christmas (gift is from a few of us - but I get to build the sucker, happy christmas me )
Here's the details:
Approximate Purchase Date: Late November / Early December
Budget Range: $500 to $600, shipping and taxes in.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Real basic. Word processing, Skype, web browsing, and suduko, I imagine. Some photo/video editing in the light category: fixing up family photos, editing home movies.
Are you buying a monitor: No - reusing a 21" 1920x1080 panel
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (budget needs to include this)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca
Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Additional Comments: Reusing a 750 GB Samsung Spinpoint drive, so no mechanical drive needed.
I think that's all. Any advice on the balance of this build is appreciated. If there are areas where I've overspent, please let me know. I'm also particularly curious as to opinions on the ASRock and Biostar mobo's. I'm hoping this computer will last a good little while.
Use a lian li PC Q07 case $70 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Ituses a standard ATX psu and dvd drive.
It will hold a SSD and a 3.5" hard drive.
Yes, assembling a small case is a challenge, but the result is satisfyinhg.
This is a very small tower. the dimensions are 8.19" x 7.60" x 11.02"
If you can find it in red, the color is stunning.