Mom and Dads computer crashed. I stopped them before they bought a computer on the Home Shopping Network (Cringe).
There is an additional ~$100.00 in rebates not listed here that I took advantage of.
That being said; I needed to build my parents a computer that would last them awhile. The following were considered in the build:
-They do not multi-task. They do One thing at a time. -They mostly check email and back up photos and videos from their smart phones to the PC to clear their phone memory and protect the photos. -Sometimes my father likes to watch Blu-Ray on the computer while my mother watches something different in the living room. -I wanted a fast start PC for them without all the load screens.
-The i3-6100 3.7GHz is plenty for their needs and again with no Multi-Tasking it seemed the best option.
-The MoBo: I wanted their computer to last awhile and keep up to date with the speed and changes in technology. I looked for USB 3.0 connections because they have an External HD that is USB 3.0 and I wanted them to take advantage of the additional transfer speeds.
-Memory: 32GB @ 2400 might be a bit overkill, but I wanted it to be a computer they wouldnt need to update for awhile. Figured this could handle anything they wanted to do in the future.
-Storage: SSD for fast boot times. + 2TB 7200 RPM storage for pictures and videos.
-The Case: Quite funny, I choose the cheapest one with USB 3.0 front connectors, with a coupon the original one was only $14.00 but it was Orange and my mom was all "Im not putting that thing in my living room!" So I had her next to me while flipping through choices and she fell in love with the Black Tower with Blue Lights...Go Mom!
-Power: I needed something that would last and minimum Gold Certified. This one worked.
-Optical Drive: for the random Blue-Ray watching and maybe picture storage burning and misc w/e.
Total was just over $500.00 and it was still cheaper than the Home Shopping Network piece of Junk they almost bought. Loaded their old O/S and upgraded it to Windows 10 for free. Works like a charm.
Mom went to Best Buy without me and bought a 4K UHD monitor...I really dont know what she was thinking but I guess her emails are gonna look so fly now.
Thanks for taking a look at my first build. This was quite fun. Learned a lot here on PC Parts Picker. Great Community!!