System Usage from Most to Least Important: Ability to watch movies, play flash/browser games, word processing, browsing.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Everything inside & including the tower (I already have mouse/keyboard/monitor/speakers)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes -- preferably Windows 7
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Location: Starkville, MS, United States
Parts Preferences: Intel
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
Additional Comments: This is for a dear friend as a surprise Christmas present. They do not use it for anything much other than Word processing, so it doesn't have to be able to play any of the latest games, although the ability to watch DVDs/online movies would be a nice plus.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My friend's HDD broke and they were using a crappy Dell refurb. I want to build them something better that will last longer.