Hello, this is my first post here, and im going to use it to ask a question! Well, I built my gaming computer during christmas, and that made my dad start thinking about getting me to build him a computer ( his is about 6 years old), but he wants me to use $1000 on it ( he would buy the parts). The problem is that I dont want to overkill on it.
My dad wants to use the computer primarily for accessing his work computer from home, email, etc. I know that he wants to have a SSD (probably 128 GB) and a 1TB HDD (he also wanted speed for accessing files). Im not sure how i can do this. Ive heard some people say the the xeon processors are good, but I think they're talking about graphic design/hevay editing pc's. Any heLP? D:
I am sorry if this is in the wrong forum.
Approximate Purchase Date: A month or so
Budget Range: $1000 ( possibly 1100) After rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Accessing work computer from home, casual internet surfing, fast file access, etc
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: New PC
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (windows 7 proffesional)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon
Location: City, State/Region, Country - South Texas, USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Intel, western digital, sony, etc
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900
Additional Comments: No accessories needed.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading : Old PC
I don't claim to be an expert but I would say an Xeon would be too niche of a product and you would end up having to spend more on it by buying the motherboard and things. if it is just browsing the web and accessing files I would say to take a look at the new APUs even though you said you'd prefer Intel. if you are set on Intel then maybe a ivy bridge Core i3 or i5. I really don't think your Dad needs to spend $1000 on a PC just for those tasks unless he wants it to last for years and years and... well you get the point