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Yah. Back again, my mom wants me to build her a pc. All she does is surf the internet and look at crap...lol

The price range is between $500-$700 preferably with the monitor included.
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go with a cheap amd dual-core and a am2 board(something with onboard graphics), grab a gig of 533 or 667 ddr2 ram, a keyboard, mouse and you can get a really nice 17-19" flat panel(w/ speakers) for like $175-250$ bucks. You should be able to put togehter what she needs for $400-500$ easy.
    
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athlon 64 3200+ 2.2 @ 2805.77 Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS NVIDIA nForce4 xfx geforce 8800gs 384mb 3gb kingston pc3200(3x1gb) 
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2 80gb,3 160gb,1 250gb,2 300gb sony 20x dvd rw Mce 05/Vista Ult./Solaris 10 19" acer widescreen 
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2 80gb,3 160gb,1 250gb,2 300gb sony 20x dvd rw Mce 05/Vista Ult./Solaris 10 19" acer widescreen 
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media/office kb coolmax 550w custom logitech wireless/dell wired 
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Here's a nice little thing, should be enough for web surfing and YouTube watching, etc.

Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 Socket AM2 Motherboard - $62.99
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane Socket AM2 Processor - $65.99
Corsair ValueSelect 2x512MB DDR2 533 SDRAM Memory - $35.99
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JS 80GB Hard Drive - $41.99
Phillips Black Combo Drive - $21.99
Foxconn MicroATX Mini Tower Case - $22.99
Sceptre X7G-NagaVI 17" LCD Monitor - $139.99
DCT Factory Black PS/2 Keyboard - $3.99
DCT Factory White PS/2 Ball Mouse - $2.99
Logitech R-10 2.0 Speaker System - $10.99

Total is $409.90 + shipping. Add an operating system and anti-virus solution of your choice.
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External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
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13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
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External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
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Get her linux, so she doesnt have to worry about an AV.
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WD 250GB SATA/4GB Flash Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Westinghouse 22" WS 5 MS Logitech G15 Rev2 
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WD 250GB SATA/4GB Flash Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Westinghouse 22" WS 5 MS Logitech G15 Rev2 
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Originally Posted by RickJS View Post
Get her linux, so she doesnt have to worry about an AV.
Or just teach her how to use the computer...
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Or just teach her how to use the computer...
Which normally takes more than 5 minutes, give her ubuntu and she can do whatever she wants on the net with no major consequences.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 2.4 ASUS x38 Maximus Extreme Gigabyte 8800 GT G.Skill 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 250GB SATA/4GB Flash Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Westinghouse 22" WS 5 MS Logitech G15 Rev2 
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CORSAIR 620HX ANTEC 900 Logitech MX518 FABRIC 
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Q6600 B3 @ 2.4 ASUS x38 Maximus Extreme Gigabyte 8800 GT G.Skill 2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 250GB SATA/4GB Flash Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Westinghouse 22" WS 5 MS Logitech G15 Rev2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR 620HX ANTEC 900 Logitech MX518 FABRIC 
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Originally Posted by RickJS View Post
Get her linux, so she doesnt have to worry about an AV.
    
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E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
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E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
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320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
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Rosewill Black small Mid-T G5 
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post #8 of 8
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Great! She'll be real happy about this. Thanks guys.
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