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I want to build a HTPC/Web PC for my parents by the end of this year. Planning to hook it up to their 1080p television. Please help me rate this potential build that I have in mind for them. All they will probably do is surf the web, vchat, email, etc.

CPU: AMD A8-3800 (Can't find it for sale anywhere) or A4-3400
Mobo: ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
Case: Silverstone Tek Micro-ATX Mini-DTX

PSU: still looking for one. need a solid 400-550 watt psu in case of future upgrades.
Ram: Any DDR3 that's on sale 4gb
GPU: Integrated
Sound Card: Creative Titanium HD (got it on the cheap =D)
HDD: Some old drives at home if they still work. I doubt my parents will be saving a lot of things to it.
Panda
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-3650 MSI A75MA-G55 Gigabyte 6670 2 x 4gig 1600mhz Ripjaws DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Some old HDDs from 7 years ago Samsung Blu-Ray Dell U2311H Rosewill Capstone 550w 
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Logitech G700 
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Panda
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A6-3650 MSI A75MA-G55 Gigabyte 6670 2 x 4gig 1600mhz Ripjaws DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Some old HDDs from 7 years ago Samsung Blu-Ray Dell U2311H Rosewill Capstone 550w 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
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post #2 of 5
Looks good. I would try to find a modular PSU if you can, it should help with the airflow in the case.
Witty Name Here
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 PNY GTX 560 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
G.Skill Phoenix Pro Seagate Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional x64 
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ASUS VH226H ASUS VH226H Corsair TX750 Corsair 600T 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 PNY GTX 560 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
G.Skill Phoenix Pro Seagate Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional x64 
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post #3 of 5
Looks good to me
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i7-3820 ASRock x79 Extreme6 GTX 460 Hawk OC @833mhz soon to be GTX 670 16gb 4x4 G.skill 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64gb Seagate 3TB 7200rpm DVD/CD RW Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit SOYO 20" 1680x1050/ Vizio 32" 1080p/ Dell 17" G15 CORSAIR 750W HX750 
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NZXT Switch 810 Black G9 Custom 5.1 surround sound 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64gb Seagate 3TB 7200rpm DVD/CD RW Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit SOYO 20" 1680x1050/ Vizio 32" 1080p/ Dell 17" G15 CORSAIR 750W HX750 
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NZXT Switch 810 Black G9 Custom 5.1 surround sound 
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post #4 of 5
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should I go for the a4 or a8
Panda
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A6-3650 MSI A75MA-G55 Gigabyte 6670 2 x 4gig 1600mhz Ripjaws DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Some old HDDs from 7 years ago Samsung Blu-Ray Dell U2311H Rosewill Capstone 550w 
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Logitech G700 
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Panda
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A6-3650 MSI A75MA-G55 Gigabyte 6670 2 x 4gig 1600mhz Ripjaws DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Some old HDDs from 7 years ago Samsung Blu-Ray Dell U2311H Rosewill Capstone 550w 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
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post #5 of 5
If money isn't an issue I would go for the A8 since it will probably last longer then the A4 would.
Tod
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2600K Asus GENE IV  Titan X - EVGA Ripjaw 12GB 
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Samsung 850 pro Dell u2715h corsair tx750 silverstone rv-02 
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deathadder 
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deathadder 
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