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.
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.
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.