My Dad was looking to buy two new PC's and wanted some idea of what he should go after. He'll likely have a computer guy build whatever he decides on, as that is what he has done in the past. Both of his current setups are Shuttles and I know he prefers those, but certainly not a requirment.
Money is not a factor but there is no need to be wasteful either.
The computers will both be used for equivalent purposes, none of which would include gaming or anything graphic intensive. His uses will solely be Internet, email, Office, etc...
Must haves are pretty basic:
"DVD burner- what's good? Network card. 4 USB ports"