New Build for Christmas Present! Need Help!


Jun 16, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: Today/tomorrow
Budget Range: 300-400 After rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home/Office Work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Only

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments:

Ok so my brother and I am building a new computer for my dad for Christmas. He already has a preexisting computer but it is pretty much *** since he bought it back in like 2002. He mainly uses his computer for work, checking emails, storing pictures, and just average daily things. I don't want to get him a computer that will require an upgrade in a year, I want him to have a top of the line computer so he won't have to upgrade it and so it will run flawlessly. So we compiled a list of parts that we are going to buy for the computer and I just wanted to run it past you guys first to see whether there any compromises or better/cheaper parts that we could use instead. Here are the parts. Let me know your feedback on whether this is a good build or not.

CPU/Case Combo -
Price: 103$

GPU - EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Price: 100$

Optical Drive - LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive Model UH12NS29 - OEM
Price: 34.99$

RAM - Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1RK2/8X
Price: 39.99$

MoBo - ASRock B75M LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Price: 64.99$

PSU - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Price: 29.99$ (After MiR)

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Price: 79.99$

Total: 453$ after Mail in Rebates

Please let me know if this is a good build for the price! We need to order the parts soon so they get here in time so any help is appreciated!
if the system never going to game you can use the gpu money for a faster i3 cpu. myself i swap out the coolormaster power a no name unit and toss in a cosair or seasonic or a rebranded seasonice power supply. cheap power supply can go pop under load and take out a whole rig or under load not output clean voltage and your dad system going to blue screen left and right.