My aunt just needs a basic system that can do capable video. Can you guys throw together a good system within that price range including monitor? I'd be putting it together for her, unless you can recommend a prebuilt.
My only issues are with the CPU, PSU, and HDD. Everything else is fine. The CPU is a deactivated quad, meaning it failed stress testing with those two deactivated cores. Meaning the batch of Silicon probably wasnt as good. Whatsmore it still uses as much power as a quad core despite having only two functional cores. Either save $10 and get an actual 64x2 (They dont have L3 cache), or drop $30 more on a real quad. (Ive had fantastic overclocking results with the Phenom 9600 which i know is A-typical, its just always been a solid performer.) Second, Thermaltake makes Heatsinks and fans. Not PSUs. What youve got is third rate, Logisys is an unrecognized brand, but the reviews speak for themselves. 575w, 2x pci-e connectors, etc. If youve got the guts to overclock it yourself for her, id grab the 790gx as the new northbridge allowed the system to be pushed further. Also for $15 more you can get 3x as much storage space. 500Gb is the sweet spot at the moment. And the 7200.12 fixed old firmware issues and is wicked fast.