I considered buying through Dell. But as I mentioned, I have the keyboard and mouse and would like to avoid Windows if possible.
Also, there is the desire to build my own, and after taxes your pushing closer to $400.
I appreciate your point on being responsible for every little issue and took that into consideration and the build you recommend is reasonable. But I am thinking that by building a quality budget, I can avoid major issues.
It's not like she's going to tweak anything. The most she'd do was update the OS or a program when prompted. So I won't have play IT guy.
Thanks for the input and I'll keep your build as a fall back.