I am building a computer for my parents as a Christmas present and would like to know if you guys think this would be decent for the money. I already purchased the case, psu, and dvd drive. I will not include OS but it will be windows 7.
i see you're trying to build an entry level machine. no harm in that. the parts will work but perhaps we can put together something a little different for the same or less money that would be a little faster ? HD drive is way big and we could shave some money off if you went with a 500. the memory is okay but if you went with 1333 you could save some money.
What are you using for a monitor and what's the resolution ? and what operating system are you using and is it 32 or 64bit ?
Thank you for all the replies. I think I will wait and see if the phenom cpus go on sale soon and go with one of those instead of the athlon. Sounds like the 550Ti won't be worth it for this sort of computer and I will probably go with a Radeon HD6570 unless I snag a nice deal on something else.
Sorry I didn't specify enough info in my initial post, I will definitely make sure to cover everything next time a start a thread.