Hi guys, I have a friend who has asked me to help him build an entire computer for $850- this includes the operating system, monitor, keyboard/mouse, and productivity software.
He wants Intel, preferably i5 (but will settle for 775), this will not be for gaming, so a low-end discrete or even integrated graphics will be acceptable- he absolutely does want a solid state drive + secondary drive for storage combo. Overclocking is a possibility, but not a must, so an intel board might do well. What he basically wants is a very quick web browsing/every day computer.
This is what I have picked out so far:
windows 7 pro 64
(student deal) $ 30
(student deal) $ 60
I'm already impossibly over budget, and I don't even have the video card not to mention solid state drive picked out yet. What would you guys suggest I do? Is a solid state drive/i5 computer impossible for 850 dollars, including a monitor? Should I just go for 775?
Also, I know very little about solid state drives- this computer isn't going to have tons of programs on it, so a large drive isn't exactly necessary- I'm guessing a 32 GB solid state drive would be fine. Remember, this is supposed to be a fast computer, not a gaming/data storage computer. Which SSD would you guys suggest?
Thanks so much