But maybe he needs this pc to access websites?! What is the point of spending more money for that?! And maybe he got this parts really cheap.
So before you start complaining about this choice or give advices, you should ask first what he needs the pc for. Also he already bought the components so...
This is true, but he is still wasting his processor's potential on that obsolete gear. Kind of like getting a new HDTV and using it to watch movies on Betamax. It will still work, but it could be so much better.