He uses his computer for browsing the internet, reading articles, watch the ocasional video and photo/video storage + some very slight editing.
I know it might be a some what of an overkill but he wanted his computer to be really fast at booting and executing programs and he gave me a budget of 600 dollars.
There are 128 gig SSD's available for around the $80 mark . Not as fast but still much faster than a mechanical drive .
The case is a an excellent gamer case , but does your grandfather really want blue LED fans ?
I would by a quality but quieter case
But another option is to take all the fans out of the 300 . The cooling is good enough for a computer like this even without them
I would drop the HDD and get a 256GB SSD. I wouldn't want to explain how to maintain that storage setup to my grandparents and I bet as soon as I walk out the door it will be all wrong.
Given his usage he could easily live with 256GB of total storage. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thank you for your response. I went for a hybrid drive, I think this would be optimal for someone who is not familiar with the different types of memory storage. My grandfather actually liked the case, grandmother didn't ;-).
Yeah you think even spammers would be able to complete a simple task like copy pasting.
Thanks for the help, I agree on the looks of the case. Personally I didn't like it, but it got good reviews on pcpartpicker. I like the look of the BitFenix Merc Beta Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower, think I'll go with that.