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I'd put an SSD in there.

General web browsing PC isn't going to be doing a lot of writes, and the computer will really never slow down even as she adds more crap on it over the years.

I made a build for my stepdad Christmas before last with a 80g intel. Still runs snappier with minimal maintenance than anything he has used.
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Alright guys. I'll think about the responses and figure something out.

At the moment she probably only uses the computer for about 4 or 5 hours a week since the other time is spent watching soaps, exercising, grocery shopping, and all that other stuff.

Also.... I just realized that I don't even have to buy any components except for the SSD. I can always give her my old Pentium D running at 3.4Ghz. Compared to the 1.6Ghz P4 it'll be blazingly fast, 2GB DDR2 RAM which is 4x her current amount and only DDR(1), and a 7600GT. I guess I'll go with a 32 or 40GB SSD then although it's not like she actually has a lot of programs opening at startup (for now...) and maybe I just give her the 80GB HDD from the box of computer parts to use as a secondary. I think my ultimate goal is to reduce boot time to half of what it is now.
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set her computer to sleep (S3) rather than shutdown then - 3 second boot, barely any difference in power consumption...
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