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October 20, 2010 5:17:42 PM

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=N82E168...

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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October 20, 2010 7:31:48 PM

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=N82E168...
$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?Ite...
$120.98


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