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Background: This build is going to be for strictly email and web browsing and is being built for my Grandmother. She currently owns an HP Pavilion a735w from back in 2004. She said that she wants something faster.

Parts already owned
Case: Re-using the HP case
CD/DVD: Re-using
Windows: Keeping the same windows that came w/the HP - Windows XP Home
Mouse/Keyboard: Re-using
Speakers: Re-using

Parts that need to be purchased
CPU/Mobo: I'm thinking a combo deal from MicroCenter would be the way to go (motherboard must be mATX)
RAM: Only 2GB is needed
GPU: Onboard is fine
PSU: Decent quality is a must
Monitor: ~22"
HDD: ~120GB

Budget
CPU/Mobo: ~$110
RAM: ~20
PSU: ~45
Monitor: ~$150
HDD: I'm just going to order a used one from the forums for ~$15

What I'm thinking
CPU/Mobo: X4 840 w/the ASUS mobo
RAM: Any deal that I can find
PSU: Suggestions?
Monitor: Suggestions?

Order Deadline: Within the next 3 days
Sites I'll order from: Any


Any and all suggestions are welcome!

EDIT:
Do you guys think it'd be a better route to go with used parts? Like a $35 E6300 and a $40 motherboard?
Edited by roadlesstraveled - 6/15/11 at 5:04pm
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CPU/MOBO: Phenom II x4 840 + MSI 880G board - $108 [Microcenter] (I highly recommend you spend the $10 extra as the 880G is fully HD acceleration capable over 760G; 760G does not accelerate flash/YouTube)
RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 - $40 after promo [Newegg] (4GB fits this budget easily)
AOC 22" monitor - $120 [Microcenter]
Antec EA380D PSU - $40 shipped
Newegg new customer promo code - $10 off
Total cost: $298 shipped!
Well within budget
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions!

I just might end up choosing all of those parts but I've got a quick question.
I just found a 20% off coupon for all PSU's at Micro Center. Is there any that you would recommend with this coupon over the Antec?
post #4 of 6
I can't find any that match the Antec 380W in price-performance
You also need to buy that Antec 380W in Newegg to keep your Newegg buy above $50, so you can use that $10 off new customer code
post #5 of 6
Haha I will give you a 350W PSU for free *(Its kicking around from my last upgrade)*

All I would ask is the 5.25 to ship it in a USPS flat rate box. . .

Been looking for a reason to get rid of the thing. . .
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Phenom II 6x 1100T @ 4112.6Mhz Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 2xSapphire Radeon 6970 - 2Gb 2x4Gb Gskill Ripjaw 1600 Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 7200RPM OEM-Sony Windows 7 64Bit Home Acer 21.5'' 1080p 
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Frankenstien
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Phenom II 6x 1100T @ 4112.6Mhz Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 2xSapphire Radeon 6970 - 2Gb 2x4Gb Gskill Ripjaw 1600 Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 7200RPM OEM-Sony Windows 7 64Bit Home Acer 21.5'' 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitek ThermalTake Blackwidow 850W NZXT Gamma w/ 8xCase Fans Logitek 
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I really appreciate that 8-Bit but your just a bit too late!
I ordered the PSU and RAM around 30min. ago but thanks again.
Edited by roadlesstraveled - 6/15/11 at 8:33pm
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