Good day fellow tech people,
I am currently working on a build for my Dad because his old laptop is a lost cause and he needs something that works.
Money: Since we're situated in Germany the budget is in Euro and around €350, which is about $470.
Usage: He doesn't play games. So it's pretty much just basic things like browsing, music, organizing photos, occasional watching movies (might be nice to connect the TV, but not as a media PC), burn cd's/dvd's and office applications.
Peripherals: Mouse and keyboard shouldn't be a problem. He wants to use my old Xerox 19" TFT (DVI, 4:3 ratio). There might be an issue with the DVI connector but more on that later.
I have already made a build, which I think is pretty much okay and future proof (around 4 years at least)
Build, -- I have looked up the prices at Amazon.de and Alternate.de and read reviews/comparisons of almost all parts. As OS I would like to get win7 because it is cheap and will most likely be sufficient.
This build is strongly influenced by the Tek Syndicate vids (as you may notice) because I haven't had a look into the hardware scene for a long time. So, all I need is your opinion on the hardware. Maybe the CPU has too much power or maybe you guys think the RAM is bad. Whatever it is, please tell me. The only thing is, I want to build it myself :)
Alright, thanks in advance and I am happy to answer all questions.