AMD build for mostly web browsing

Hey everyone. I am hoping you can a look at this build and see if everything looks alright for me. I'm building this PC for my Grandpa. All he really does is web browsing, email, YouTube videos, broswer-based games, etc.. I'm looking to purchase in the next or so and trying to spend as little as I need to for his needs.

This is what I came up with:

AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103955 - $69.99

ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157277 - $58.99

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - $19.99

HITACHI 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299 - $79.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - $99.99

HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121004 - $49.99

Subtotal = $378.94

I didn't include memory because I already have some Corsair XMS3 DDR3.

If you see anywhere I can save some money or something that would work better than I have listed, please let me know! :D

Thanks for any help/advise.
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  1. For your grandpa, I would check newegg's daily shellshocker specials for combo packages, especially with hardrive prices so high. Those combos usually knock off at least 20% off the list price. Today's doesn't include a cpu, but you can add an Intel dual core for around $56 more, or wait and check tomorrow's offer. Also, I recommend an ssd in the 64 gb size; either a sata 2.0 or 3.0, depending on the price. They boot up fast, and have no moving parts. I got mine for about the same price as you're paying for the 500 gb conventional drive. Your grandpa may not need more than 60 gb of space on his drive.
  2. Difficult choice - but if you wanted to use one of the free Linux distros out there - you'd save over 25% of your budget by dumping Windows.
  3. I went with a very similar build but with a gigabyte A55 mobo and put ubuntu 10.04 LTS on for a fairly computer illiterate mother in-law. Some issues with sound quality atm so going to try a late edition of mint. For a person not familiar with computers, you might as well give them a linux box as a windows box if price is an issue as they are going to have to learn to use everything anyway.
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