Looking to build a new computer for my girlfriend because she will starting school soon. She doesn't play any games and will be using integrated gfx. I was wondering if building a cheap PC is better then buying one from bestbuy or dell. They run for about $500 with no keyboard, mouse or speakers.
Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Months
Budget Range: $400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, movies, music and word processing. Maybe some occasional flash games
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Everything, building from the ground up.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Location: Queens, New York, USA
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Any, just the best bang for buck and in price range