500$ Budget Build for Parent(Looking for suggestions)

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month or two


Budget Range: 500$-600$ looking to stay more around 500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web Surfing, Photo's and Very light gaming on the internet(face book games). Also, maybe some movies.


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Tiger Direct


Country of Origin: U.S.A.


Parts Preferences: AMD, ASUS(I like the Q-Connect), Ultra, Antec.


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 - 1920x1200(Probably 1440)


Additional Comments: This build will need an OS. Its for my mother who does no gaming aside from some flash games on the internet. Doesnt store too many photo's or songs but a fair amount.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    - ASUS Black 24X DVDRW: $17

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129071
    - Antec NSK 4482 Black / Silver Mid Tower + 380W Power Supply: $90 ($70 after mir)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: $70

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131406
    - ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G: $76

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871
    - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz: $100

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748
    - Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1333: $40

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
    - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100

    TOTAL: $493 ($473 after mir)
  2. OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK
    AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.582399

    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Total 503$ After Rebates
  3. wasupmike said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    - ASUS Black 24X DVDRW: $17

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129071
    - Antec NSK 4482 Black / Silver Mid Tower + 380W Power Supply: $90 ($70 after mir)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB: $70

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131406
    - ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G: $76

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871
    - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz: $100

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748
    - Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1333: $40

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
    - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100

    TOTAL: $493 ($473 after mir)


    +1 My newegg shopping cart looks similar:

    Athlon II X4 640 Propus & ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO $166
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner $17
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA $50
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) $40
    Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $40
    Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W $45
    Windows 7 $100

    Total: $460 ($436 after a few email sale promo codes)

    The mushkin memory looks better is it compatible? Not on the QVL list and I'm to new to know how to determine memory compatibility.
    The F3 HDD for $15 bucks more(on sale atm) is hard to pass also I'm debating it atm.
  4. for the memory - either kit will do (i'd stick with the Mushkin)

    and ya, the 1TB hard drives are now the best 'bang-for-your-buck' in terms of price/capacity
  5. Well, my mother saw the PC I built for my brother and she had an "Oh look at the pretty lights moment. Now she would like an Antec 300 Illusion case. Also how is that onboard video?
  6. Ok the budget has increased a little bit, and now she wants a wireless network adapter(preferablty a card with windows 7 support) and a wireless printer.. T_T lol
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