I haven't been up to date with all the tech stuff, but my friend needs a computer since his 2 laptops are starting to act up on him.
He just needs it for surfing and spreadsheet applications, NO gaming.
Not sure what socket he would need for his MoBo, unless that depends on the processor he gets correct?
He doesn't need a dedicated video card, onboard is fine.
NCIX.com is the best place to shop if your Canadian.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 $90
Motherboard: Gigabyte 880GMA $90
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 $150
Monitor: 24" LCD $200
Keyboard: Logitech K120 $20
Mouse: Logitech B100 $10
PSU: Antec or Corsair 500W $60
DVD: Asus 24X $25
RAM: Corsair 2x1GB DDR3 $25
Wifi: Asus PCE-N13 $30
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB Sata III $40
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit $100
The below is with a Biostar motherboard and AMD CPU. This build leaves you options for upgrading to any AM3 CPU, 4GB more memory getting to 8GB, and adding a graphics card if you decide to game. Roughly $525 using www.newegg.ca.