2 months ago
So my boss has asked me to design and build him a home office PC. After several topics on here, and trying to research as much as possible, I have come up with 4 parts lists...
First, the PC is again for my boss, he is 60 years old, an accountant, and will share this PC with his wife. They will use it for general web browsing, very rarely his grandchildren will use it to watch youtube videos, but the main function of the PC will be accounting programs like quickbooks, and very heavy microsoft excel and word usage.
Primary goals would be fast boot and program launching, and dependability. With slightly less improtance placed on the ability for it to handle very large excel workbooks with multiple sheets and some complex formula computations, no scripting. All of that to say, there will never be a game loaded onto this PC, the grandchildren use their phones or they bring their consoles when they are playing game, no computer gaming at all will be done.
So when discussing budget, he said he wanted it to perform and to not need to be upgraded or replaced for minimum of 5 years. He didn't want to spend a fortune, but he didn't want to skimp and save $100 and give up performance.
So I have compiled four parts lists, I will be waiting until Black Friday and Cyber week to buy most of it, unless you guys think it will not save much in terms of money.
I don't want to needlessly spend money, but if the 3600 will be a vast improvement over the 2600 then I would prefer to go that route since the costs increase are not too substantial.