Opinions/Suggestion for basic office computer

So this is for my mom and she has a $300 budget. I'm sure all she'll be using it for is checking emails, surfing the web and maybe some word processing. I've shopped around newegg and i kinda have a plan for it already, can anyone give me advice or other suggestions?

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148163

CD/DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119161

Totat: $264.74 - $12 MIR (no tax, no shipping =p)

I think I have a working hard drive with windows xp that i can salvage from an old computer and was planning on just running onboard graphics since she wont be doing gaming other MAYBE flash games.

Any other suggestions? Thanks
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  1. You might want to look at this: http://michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html#3 or Google "moving XP hard drive" before trying to boot a new system with that old disk.
  2. Other than that, here's where I'd spend a couple of more dollars:

    $5 off w/ promo code EMCZYZR24, ends 10/20
    Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034
    $39.99 after coupon and rebate

    And get a little more bang for the buck ($3 more) and get the same motherboard as part of a combo:

    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.524267
    $120.98
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