After helping my Mom through with the old 7-8 years old computer we have sitting in our home office and the agonizing slowness it processed through things, I want to give my parents an early Christmas present to replace that old prefabricated clunker we have and replace it with a new computer that would be easier to upgrade later on.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week
Budget Range: $300-400 (The lower the better naturally, but will to spend up to $400 if need be.)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Browsing the Internet, word documents and PDFs, light gaming
Are you buying a monitor:No
Parts to Upgrade: Case, CPU, MOBO, RAM, Harddrive, DVD/CD player, (Graphics card?)
Reusing: OCZ StealthXStream PSU 500w
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com
Location: USA, California
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None in particular, although the AMD APU looks interesting to say the least.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments: The cheaper the better
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Computer is old.