Need A System For Mother For X-Mas

Hello All,

Looking for some comments and suggestions on a system build for my mother. I already own one piece of the system, the Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA HardDrive.

I also have picked out a case I like which can be viewed here:

I am competent at being able to physically put the system together, I'm not just sure what the best set-up (i.e. power supply, motherboard, etc.) would be, appreciate any and all comments.
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  1. Budget? usage?
  2. Budget is $400.
    Usage: Web browsing, emailing, word processing applications, no games.
  3. That Asus 785G AM2+ has DDR2 DIMM slots so is incompatible with the DDR3 1333 RAMs picked out
    Also best explain exactly what u need i.e OS/LCD, etc as per standard template
  4. in your $400 budget do you need a monitor? keyboard and Mouse? windows? speakers?
  5. Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers are not needed.
    Windows is not needed, I will purchase that separately is preferred site.
    No Parts preference
    No Overclocking...
  6. Best answer
    alright, a kind of generic build for you:

    Total $349 with shipping.

    AS Rock 880G Motherboard: $59.99
    Solid caps, reliable company. inexpensive. Has a great built-in video.
    One using USB 3 and SATA 3 is $89.99 if you want to swing the extra $30

    Athlon II X2 250 (3.0 GHz): $59.99
    All your mother probably really needs. You could pay and extra $15 for an X3 445 if you want a little more power, or an extra $30 for an X4 640.

    G.Skill 4 GB DDR3-1333: $59.99
    Great RAM, inexpensive as heck.

    Seagate 7200.12 1 TB HDD: $54.99
    Seagates are not quite as fast as the Samsung F3, but this one is on sale for the cost of a 500GB right now.

    SeaSonic 300W 80+ PSU: $39.99
    SeaSonic is the most reliable PSU company out there. and 300W is all you need for this PC.

    LG 22x SATA DVD Burner: $16.99
    cheap & reliable. These are practically a commodity now.

    Rosewill R223-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case: $29.99
    A basic case, cheap, with a 120mm fan. It'll do the job, and why pay more?

    Rosewill RFA-120-K 120mm Case Fan : $4.49
    a second fan, put it in the front for improved cooling.
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