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Hi there, I'm looking to build a ~$500 budget build for my parents since they've been using an 8 year old Dell and an upgrade seems to be long due. They don't use the computer for gaming, only for work and watching videos so I figured the Intel HD 4600 was good enough.

Here are the parts I have found: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=25241926

Does the build look solid and extremely reliable? Reliability is probably the first priority as I'm in college and won't be able to go back home very often to fix any computer issues for them.
Edited by beagoodperson - 3/10/14 at 10:18pm
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Hi there, I'm looking to build a ~$500 budget build for my parents since they've been using an 8 year old Dell and an upgrade seems to be long due. They don't use the computer for gaming, only for work and watching videos so I figured the Intel HD 4600 was good enough.

Here are the parts I have found: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=25241926

Does the build look solid extremely reliable? Reliability is probably the first priority as I'm in college and won't be able to go back home very often to fix any computer issues for them.

Man a put together system might require work that since you are in college you will be unable to offer... why not just get them a simple all in one from a reliable builder that will offer tech support if they so need it... Just my opinion.

Otherwise those parts are all good. A better looking more streamlined case that they wont be afraid to show it off would be ideal though.
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Everything looks good but why the big case and full atx?
Go with mITX or at least microatx and a reasonable case like the rosewill line-m
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Everything looks good but why the big case and full atx?
Go with mITX or at least microatx and a reasonable case like the rosewill line-m

Gotcha so this case right? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147166

I've never built a micro ATX computer before so will the motherboard and PSU that I chose fit in this case?
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Man a put together system might require work that since you are in college you will be unable to offer... why not just get them a simple all in one from a reliable builder that will offer tech support if they so need it... Just my opinion

Oh I'm coming home for a bit for spring break so I figured I'd build them a computer too. As for the all in ones I figured building a custom one would be faster and cheaper for the price and if a prebuilt one ended up having problems I would still be the one needed to fix it for them regardless of tech support loool
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