Hey there Tek Syndicate forum,
I'm trying to build a PC for my dad as an early Christmas/birthday gift for him before I leave for university. He was quite frankly ripped off when a friend built him his current PC. It's lasted for about 8 years though, but it really needs to go.
The combined budget between my dad and myself is 800 USD dollars. We're trying to keep it under 750 dollars if possible. We already have the case, mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
I've been following Logan's video here as a reference guide. https://teksyndicate.com/videos/kill-your-console-build-option-3-750-gaming-pc I've made some tweaks in the PC Part Picker list to match up with my Dad's favorite color, blue. I've also decided on the EVGA GTX 760 with the ACX cooler. The R9 280x is too expensive and it's companion the 7970 isn't much better. However if we can get a deal on Black Friday that would be fantastic.
Now, my dad, by no means is a PC gamer. He really wants to use this computer for work, Skype, and internet browsing. The reason I want to build a gaming machine is because my sister loves Minecraft. I want her to be able to max out Minecraft, among whatever other games she finds on Steam at 1080p resolution.
I don't want to overclock the system, since the processor is fast enough.
I also don't plan to use water cooling for this system.
Now the big question is, should I wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, to purchase parts? My personal favorite retailer is Amazon.
Here is the PC Part Picker list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29t9V
Any help would be great and it is much appreciated.