I intend to build a new rig for a family member in a few weeks, with it being mainly used for generic tasks such as surfing the web, as well as some photo editing and light gaming. They already have a HDD and optical drive, so I am looking for recommendations for a graphics card, cpu, motherboard, case, ram and power supply. I haven't looked at components in a while so I am a bit out of the loop but I was thinking that an am3+ motherboard, 8GB DDR3 ram and a phenom X6 or fx series would be a good place to start. They would like to spend as little as possibile, preferably below 350 but 400 maximum, with cost to performance ratio as well as future proofing being the preferred attributes. Any advice/recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks
Total: about $274 after rebates and promo codes (you have to register with newegg for any promo codes to work). The onboard video with this newest amd cpu may be all you need for light gaming and photo editing. If you don't like it, you can go with a 7750 chipset video card later.