You need to Read the rules and Join the forums before you can post.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Budget PC
12-15-2011, 05:27 AM,
#2
RE: Budget PC
(12-15-2011, 04:00 AM)thecheeseking Wrote: Hi Guys,

I'm looking to build a budget PC for my Mum, she won't be doing any gaming but it needs to be future proofed as I won't be able to convince her to buy a new computer for a long time (probably 4-5 years at the earliest). Her budget is $1000 (including speakers (but no monitor, keyboard or mouse), Windows and Microsoft office).

Oh it also needs to be able to play Blu-Ray movies. She will mainly use it for watching movies ) both blu-ray and DVD, listening to music, browsing the web, checking emails and writing up documents.

Here's what I'm planning on getting her and I thought I had better check to see if it's good.

CPU:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=16725

Case:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=14105

HDD:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=16679

Motherboard:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=16897

Graphics Card:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=18696

RAM:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=16449

Power Supply: (i want something with an 80 plus rating although i think thsi power supply might be too powerful?)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=15319

Blu-Ray Drive:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=18220

Speakers (I'm really unsure on this, I need a good pair of speakers but also not overly expensive)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...ts_id=7745

Windows:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=17003

Office:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=14437

That's a total of $841

Thanks for the help guys Smile

If I were you, I'd start with the Tier 3 listed hear and move off of that:
http://www.hardware-revolution.com/mains...mber-2011/

I'll give you a configuration that should work well that you can modify to taste.

CPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=18947

Motherboard: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=16897

RAM: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=13931

GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=15875

HDD: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=16679

Blu Ray: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=18220

PSU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=15135

Case: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...ts_id=6754

Windows 7: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=17003

Office: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=14437

Speakers: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=12599

It comes out to $1,053 as the subtotal. If it's a strict $1,000 cap, this can be adjusted, but for future-proofing I would highly recommend a quad-core CPU, a better GPU, and a better PSU. I'm sure others will weigh in as well on this.
Reply


Messages In This Thread
Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 04:00 AM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-15-2011, 05:27 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 05:35 AM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 08:04 AM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-15-2011, 10:39 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 11:01 AM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-15-2011, 11:06 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 08:51 AM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 09:00 AM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 09:15 AM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 02:14 PM
RE: Budget PC - by MathieuB - 12-15-2011, 02:26 PM
RE: Budget PC - by thecheeseking - 12-15-2011, 02:30 PM
RE: Budget PC - by dstryrwiz - 12-16-2011, 12:10 AM

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)