Hi. I am looking for some help locating the right parts to help my Aunt and Uncle build a computer to take them into retirement. They are not gamers. I would like to find a monitor and parts to build all for under $800 $600 would be better. I want to get everything off of newegg. I already have a win 7 license they can have. Also a 500gb seagate everything else must be purchased. I appreciate all responses.
$600 is VERY workable for a net surfing, gmail accessing, solitaire playing rig.
I'd say a 3rd gen i5 CPU with Intel 4000 graphics. Just use the on board graphics and the stock cooler. 4GB 1600 RAM, simple case, 450W PSU, simple mobo, simple keyboard/mouse, and basic 17" widescreen monitor
I'd just buy a prebuilt one for this purpose. You won't same much, if anything, building it yourself. And you'll waste a lot of your time and create potentially awkward situations if it has problems. I've been there plenty of times.
will reiterate my suggestion to take a look at all-in-ones.
I have set up a couple computers for older folks, and it's always the cabling that gives them stress, especially if they need to move then thing. Then it's another call for you to come back connect it back together (of course you may get cookies for your efforts, but still not worth it).
Since Speakers and monitors will be integrated.
Only 1 power cable.
1 ethernet cable
mouse and keyboard potentially wireless, but otherwise it's usb and fits into any port.
printer will also be USB (cause they got to print out their emails to read and pictures of their grandkids).
Basically the iMac is what to look for; or a pc that follows the same strategy.