Looking to build a budget PC for a person who really only surfs the web, some word processing, and Facebook style games. Here's what I came up with, but I wanted to ask if there's any corners I can cut, or any better parts for a similar price. I would like to keep the bundle from MWave together, since I'm doing this a favor, I don't want to have to buy thermal paste and assemble the processor.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: Less than $500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet
Parts Not Required: n/a
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Mwave, TigerDirect, Amazon
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: not picky
For that type of usage, it would be less expensive to buy the lowest cost machine from one of the major makers. You can get HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, etc. for sometimes as low as $299. You can really save if you go to their outlet site and get a refurb. These will still have a warranty, and they will be "debugged".