Originally Posted by 77bigmac77
Well its gonna be hard to have a rig that's future proof for under $500 FYI
Personally, I find cases with Power supplies pre-installed to be better for budget builds
and try to get things with free shipping, or open box/ re certified products
Believe me I KNOW! I think its hard to future proof even for over $10,000
Seems every day they come up with something new, but as long as he can open most programs play occasional games he will be fine. What I meant for future proofing is SATA3, USB3, decent GPU that will be able to play games that come out in next couple years, etc. Basically its a budget/future proof ratio I worry about...
What makes it hard for me is low budget, high demands in performance yet as stable as possible so overclocking is not good.(its for a relative and I dont want to hear about it once I put it together)