Dual CRT Worstation help with Ram/GPU

My father needs a new pc and would like me to build one for him. After building my own gaming pc (5770, i7 750, 4g ram, sc2 oriented pc) I feel confident enough to build him one.

With two Samsung 997DF 19" CRT monitors ready the system will need a gpu capable of running windows 7 smoothly on both monitors with default resolution. No lag, slowness of any sorts while surfing net, writing emails or typing word documents is the ideal. There will be no gaming.

Here is the system I laid out:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX

MOBO: ASUS M4A88T-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

PSU: Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CASE: COOLER MASTER Elite 360 RC-360-KKR1 Black Plastic (front bezel), SECC (case body) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Thermal Master ...

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

ADAPTER: Rexus DVI-VGA DVI Male Dual-link to VGA Female Adapter

I need with the GPU and RAM. Here are my selections:

GPU1: $95.00 - GIGABYTE GV-R567OC-1GI Rev2.0 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

GPU2: $40.00 - GIGABYTE GV-NX84S512HP GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

They key factor with these cards is to be able to function with the above system in the windows 7 environment with two CRT monitors.

RAM1: $50.00 - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

RAM2: $45.00 - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK

Both ramms seem Identical. I don't understand the 5$ price difference.

So that's it, I hope the build is steady and tell me what you think! Thanks!
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  1. the difference between the ram is the cas-latency...one looks to be 8 and one looks to be 9
  2. Since it isn't a gaming PC sounds like I should just get the one at $45.00. And the GPU?
  3. For only $5 I would go with the CAS 8 latency. Will you see a difference? probably not but then again it is only $5 more for slightly faster RAM.

    For the Graphics card, I would choose the 5670. It has way more power than the 8400 plus its a newer model. The type of monitor doesn't matter. Most likely he will be running 1280x1024 and the 5670 will be great.

    Also, if you are not budget constrained, I would consider the Athlon X4 640. For $20 you get a quad core.
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