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New Build for Christmas Present! Need Help!

Last response: in Systems
December 18, 2012 3:17:24 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today/tomorrow
Budget Range: 300-400 After rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home/Office Work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Only

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments:

Ok so my brother and I am building a new computer for my dad for Christmas. He already has a preexisting computer but it is pretty much *** since he bought it back in like 2002. He mainly uses his computer for work, checking emails, storing pictures, and just average daily things. I don't want to get him a computer that will require an upgrade in a year, I want him to have a top of the line computer so he won't have to upgrade it and so it will run flawlessly. So we compiled a list of parts that we are going to buy for the computer and I just wanted to run it past you guys first to see whether there any compromises or better/cheaper parts that we could use instead. Here are the parts. Let me know your feedback on whether this is a good build or not.

CPU/Case Combo -
Price: 103$

GPU - EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Price: 100$

Optical Drive - LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive Model UH12NS29 - OEM
Price: 34.99$

RAM - Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1RK2/8X
Price: 39.99$

MoBo - ASRock B75M LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Price: 64.99$

PSU - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Price: 29.99$ (After MiR)

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Price: 79.99$

Total: 453$ after Mail in Rebates

Please let me know if this is a good build for the price! We need to order the parts soon so they get here in time so any help is appreciated!
December 18, 2012 4:21:51 AM

The only thing I'll change is the psu. Get the antec neo eco 620c at newegg's shell shocker deal for 12/17. If you miss that go with the Corsair CX430.
December 18, 2012 4:24:09 AM

if the system never going to game you can use the gpu money for a faster i3 cpu. myself i swap out the coolormaster power a no name unit and toss in a cosair or seasonic or a rebranded seasonice power supply. cheap power supply can go pop under load and take out a whole rig or under load not output clean voltage and your dad system going to blue screen left and right.