Can I ask you to review another PC build please? this time for a work colleague.
Again I have been asked to build a PC. The budget I was given is $600.
I think I have the backbone, brains and short term memory sorted. The rest is kind of peripheral but if you are happy to oblige I would appreciate your input.
This is for an upgradeable (hardware - future memory or gpu?) non gaming system, with no desire to overclock.
I have done a bit of research and kind of decided on the best? motherboard, CPU and RAM combo.
These are the only parts selected at this point because stripping out the existing 4 yr old PC and using the tower, HDD and PSU (is this wise? I don't know the PSU specs but it is a shop bought computer) is an option at the moment.
These are what I'm considering:
Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H - $159
or Foxconn A7GM-S but the integrated graphics aren't as good, although cheaper by around $60. Not going to be implementing RAID.
AMD Phenom II X4 940 - $234
2 x 2GB DDR2 1066 name brand $100 - $130
This works out to $490 - $520.
This is what I have drawn up so far, but obviously not much room for movement (dollar wise) if it needs to be a complete build.
As always I fully respect your input, so this time I have posted links to the hardware and source(s). Unfortunately I have limited options. I have three suppliers here that I can choose from.