I got some of the parts from an old Dell XPS 410(Dimension 9100). This includes the cpu, mobo, ram, and case. It is actually a BTX case and mobo but I couldn't find them in pcpartpicker.
I got the power supply from a friend who had it sitting around. I had to grind some parts down on the case to make it screw in, and still it doesn't fit right. it is 750w not 600w
Got the HDD on craigslist used.
The video card is from ebay. I was using it to mine litecoins in my pc but now I don't have room for it. I had to break some plastic parts off the case to make it fit.
I pulled the optical drive out of my pc, because I never use it.
I just bought a QNIX QX2710 on ebay for $290, so I gave my Dell S2340M 23.0" to him to replace his 17".
I was just trying windows 8.1 out. I might leave it on there if my dad doesn't mind since I wont be using it, but it is definitely still terrible. I cant stand it.
So my father doesn't like his kindle fire hdx or my dell studio 1747 laptop so this build is for him. I went for the cheapest stuff I could get or stuff I already had. My dad really only uses IE and a few other simple applications. I will set this pc up to mine litecoins while he is not using it, since this card isn't bad. Also when I have several friends over it will be used to play CS:GO(50fps) and DOTA. Maybe a little DayZ Standalone but it can drop down to 20fps.
If anyone knows of a CPU/MOBO/RAM bundle I could buy and put in this case that would be awesome, since this cpu is really slow.
I also just bought some used ram 4x1gb ddr2 800mhz for $19 on ebay. Going to see if that helps at all. If so, I might also buy a q6600, an SSD, and a different PSU(all used on ebay, im cheap).
EDIT 2: That's it, windows 8 is gone. I didn't even let him decide, it was annoying me too much just to do little things for him. Besides he has been using the start button since like nam.