Case - Centurion 5
HDD - Caviar Black 640gb
CD - Samsung 22x DVD Drive
Basically they want to do internet and e-mail, but also start getting into photoshop. They have elements at the moment, but might end up with more later, I may try to get them to use GIMP or something.
Suffice to say, they'll probably end up with Windows 7 and whatnot. Does this look like an ok system to set someone up with? I tried to keep the price conservative for them, but still outfit them with a nice machine that won't be slow. They like to have a lot open at once and a 5 year old machine just won't cut it for them anymore.
Also, what would be a fair flat rate to charge to assemble a computer? They want to pay for it...
More about :dual core basic user photoshop elements critique
It's better to have "too much" CPU than not enough IMO, not to mention the upgrade path. The AMD build is a no-brainer IMO. The Core 2/LGA 775 had a good run, but there are better options now.
I don't see any reason at all to even consider an LGA 775 system for a new build. I don't have any preference between Intel and AMD. I've build many Core 2 machines over the past couple years, but it's time to move on. It seems that AMD has the best options in the low to mid-range market and Intel is the obvious choice in the upper-mid range and high-end market.