Hi TechSpot community, so I'm doing another build and I'm in need of in some assistance with regards to which parts to purchase for this computer I'm building. I'm helping my uncle build a efficient computer for his budget. What are you going to use the PC for? More of a general use, browsing, watching videos / TV series, news. My uncle is also a big fan a music so he's inquired about a possibly upgrading the soundcard from integrated ones from motherboards. Also he wants to burn CD's for music. It is to be noted that while he understand how a computer works he's not the most tech savy. How much is your budget? Preferably $400 including tax & shipping Where are you located and what sort of system do you currently have, if any? (I.e. fill out your profile) Currently located in California. My system is relatively outdated and somewhat irrelevant in this situation Are you going to buy online or from a retail store? (be sure to think about shipping costs in this case) I think buying online is the only option. Retails I have used are TigerDirect and Newegg. Personally I use Newegg the most but TigerDirect I believe has no tax in California. Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig? My Uncle has provided a case for me to build into, I believe its a small tower case, It also has some seemingly old CD/DVD drives. Do you need peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, amongst others? Monitors, keyboards, mouse are unnecessary Have you already bought any components? No Do you already have an Operating System (OS) or will you be buying one? (this may add a significant amount of cost to a low-budget system) I have spare OS Windows 7 to give him but he wants the OS in a different language and after some research I found out that all you need is Windows 7 Ultimate to use language packs. Also, I do not believe a GPU is necessary as my uncle has no intention to game, at most he'll be watching videos in HD which integrated GPU should be enough. The budget box at on the TechSpot guide is actually pretty good for his needs but I just wanted to acquire other opinions before I made the purchase. Thanks in advance TechSpot community and hope to hear your responses. Please feel free to ask for more information as I'll be glad to provide more. Summary: $400 (including S&H) Budget-Box for General Use(Videos/Music/Browsing) Have a small-case with peripherals; dedicated graphics card is unnecessary, but would like a soundcard and disc drives to burn music CDs.