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September 30, 2013 2:28:06 PM

Ok, so my grandma just wants a nice cheap computer, for going on facebook, checking emails, and looking at the news. this is what i have come up with so far, but i think it is a little pricey... if anyone has any suggestions on different parts, please post them down below. Thanks!

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JnI4) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JnI4/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JnI4/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdz550wfgibox) | $70.00
**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a78lmlx...) | $60.00
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d4...) | $50.00
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $60.00
**Case** | [Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc430kw...) | $45.00
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430...) | $55.00
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $20.00
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $100.00
**Other**| Shipping / Taxes| $90.00
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $550.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 17:25 EDT-0400 |

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September 30, 2013 2:33:29 PM

get an APU
get fractal design core 1000
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September 30, 2013 2:37:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.10 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($65.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Other: Shipping / Taxes ($90.00)
Total: $483.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 17:36 EDT-0400)

Slightly better bang for the buck. I can explain the changes if you want.
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October 2, 2013 2:40:09 PM

Go to tigerdirect and grab a barebones kit. They're cheap and give decent specs.
Here's a link for ya. http://bit.ly/72ezp
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