Throwing together some older parts for my kid

My 12yo has been breaking my PC, both physically and software wise, fairly regularly for the last 6 months. Yesterday he broke the case's USB front panel and caused a short circuit.
I have a bunch of parts lying around that I think if I piece them together I can get a PC that can do what he needs it to do and not breaking my baby.
Here is the parts list that are sitting around gathering dust that I am thinking of using:

Athlon II X4 620
4 GB DDR2 800 Mhz Kington HyperX
Biostar 770 ATX mobo
CM Hyper TX cooler
2 x Maxtor 7200RPM 160 GB SATA drives in Raid 0
500 Watt Cooler Mster PSU
Rosewill R218-P-BK Black Case
Some random DVD burner...

He plays Minecraft, WoW, and Diablo3 at 108P

Here Is my question... is it worth it to spend an extra $80 or so on a cheap AM3+ mobo and 4 Gb of DDR3 1600 Mhz? Suggestions on what to get if I did upgrade?
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    I would say no, and I would also say let your kid build it himself. Just watch him and instruct. That way if he breaks it you didnt waste $80 :P If he does break it then spend the $80 and do it for him while he watches you.
  2. Oh yeah... he is definitely going to be building it himself.
    Thanks for the opinion.
  3. Best answer selected by pacioli.
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