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This is going to be for someone who does general tasks...e-mailing...internet surfing...word processing etc.
I was thinking a fusion cpu...but even that might be way more than what she needs. thank you. The lower the better.

include a psu and monitor as well fyi.
Edited by surfbumb - 1/30/12 at 7:45pm
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what about say a notebook?
here is a quick list of 15" - 15.6"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740%204020%20600004344&IsNodeId=1&Description=notebooks%20with%20windows%207&name=15%22%20-%2015.6%22&Order=BESTMATCH

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If you're not too far from a Microcenter then check the CPU/mobo deals that they have going on.
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html

FX 4100 CPU/Mobo w/integrated video = $109.99
Monitor = $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306&cm_sp=Cat_Monitors-_-Hot_Deal-_-24-009-306
RAM = $21.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748
HDD w/free DVD drive = $69.99+6.29 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075
Case w/480W PSU = $29.99+9.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148047

Case has a built in PSU.If you change it then get this one
PSU = $38.99 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031
Everything should come out to less than $400 when you don't include the PSU.No need for a video card as the mobo has integrated graphics which should be enough for everyday tasks like you said.If not then just get a $100 GPU and you're still on the $500 target budget thumb.gif
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^ Completely avoid that Logisys included PSU.  I had it, it is NOT fit to run a modern PC.  It couldn't run a low power Athlon II x2 + 880G build without 12V voltages going out of spec.  It's a 200W PSU (going by 12V rail) mislabelled as 480W and very unreliable.

 

Also what use is a 1080p HD screen when that setup is not going to reliably play HD content.  None of the free motherboards offer full HD video accelerated - the 760G chipset lacks some forms of HD video acceleration INCLUDING Flash 10.1/11/YouTube HD acceleration on the GPU.  I consider full HD video acceleration to be a STRICT MINIMUM with all modern PCs bought.  Consider going APU instead.  Your generic tasks, many of which are now GPU accelerated (web browser and office/word processing/excel processing, particularly) will benefit more from the better GPU.


Edited by xd_1771 - 1/31/12 at 12:41am
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