Need A Work PC Build

Shlutka

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Hi, soon I'm building my Uncle a PC for his work, his price range is $350-$500. He will use the PC to mainly use simple programs such as Microsoft Word, Power Point etc, and browsing the web. Obviously he doesn't need a beast PC for these tasks, but he would like it to be quick and snappy. So an SSD would be great for this build if anyone can fit it in to the price range.

Thank you in advance, - Shlutka
 
A fast SSD that has more than enough storage for office apps and a Core i3 CPU!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $341.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-28 10:40 EDT-0400
 

herrwizo

Illustrious
This should do it perfectly. Does not include monitor, peripherals and OS, though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($43.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.23 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Directron)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $330.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-28 10:38 EDT-0400
 
A fast SSD that has more than enough storage for office apps and a Core i3 CPU!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $341.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-28 10:40 EDT-0400
 

bignastyid

Titan
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That CPU is damn near ancient, there is absolutely no reason to use it on a new build when there are much better options available.
 

bignastyid

Titan
Moderator
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-D PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman ZM-T3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $359.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-28 10:47 EDT-0400
 

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