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For the same price you could get 2GB, although she won't need it. Or for $10.49 she could get a 1GB stick. You could get a cheaper case, but you might risk it being a bit flimsy. I had that Rosewill and it's pretty damn well built.
    
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For the same price you could get 2GB, although she won't need it. Or for $10.49 she could get a 1GB stick. You could get a cheaper case, but you might risk it being a bit flimsy. I had that Rosewill and it's pretty damn well built.
Yeah, I've built PCs with that Rosewill before. One of the key factors in choosing it this time was free shipping - cases usually cost a bit to ship.

Alternatively there's a $5 cheaper Raidmax case, but I have bought that one as well, and it's not quite as sturdy. So I think I'll stick with the Rosewill.
    
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+ about $6.50 shipping, It adds up. What do you think about the Raidmax I posted, reviews seem good.
it looks...ok, nothing more.

the one i posted above has TONS of good reviews on newegg alone.
+ it would only be $7.50 more. if your budget is really THAT tight, look for a cheaper HDD or something else.

don't skimp on the PSU.
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Price limit is whatever I'm willing to spend on my future sister in law... haha. Honestly, I'd like to keep it as low as possible while still making it usable for what she needs. She does ZERO gaming.
Well, if it is for your Sister in law, than you might want to change the case to something that she will like...This is perfect- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156195
Seriously though, this computer is for her, so you might want to think of a case that she would like.
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Well, if it is for your Sister in law, than you might want to change the case to something that she will like...This is perfect- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156195
Seriously though, this computer is for her, so you might want to think of a case that she would like.
LOL, very nice. I don't think it's her style though. She's not masculine, but she's not like into pretty pink things and stuff. My girlfriend would love that case though... might have to pick it up.


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it looks...ok, nothing more.

the one i posted above has TONS of good reviews on newegg alone.
+ it would only be $7.50 more. if your budget is really THAT tight, look for a cheaper HDD or something else.

don't skimp on the PSU.
My budget isn't really tight. I just don't want to waste money on a PC that's going to be basically used for YouTube and email. I do want it to be reliable though - so yeah, I will go with a better PSU.
    
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You could build her an awesome tiny Atom rig for with 2GB DDR2 and a 500GB hard drive...

That pink case makes me want to myself.
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I know I will get flamed for this
but if you really need something cheap, just buy a Dell on sale or something
It's almost impossible to build your own for cheaper because the dell would cost less since they get parts in bulk, plus companies pay them to put on useless software.
Get a dell, reformat it, and you are good to go.
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Don't forget about the Logitech basic keyboard with an Optical mouse . Only $12.99 I do believe. I'll update this post with a link.

EDIT:
Logitech Keyboard / Optical Mouse set - $12.99

EDIT2:
I just noticed that the ones you picked out had free shipping, and shipping makes the above combo a little more. However I would recommend a halfway sturdy keyboard in the very least if she's doing emails and other typing related stuff. I don't know about you, but I HATE it when I'm using a super cheap keyboard...buttons stick, buttons don't work, keyboard dies at a REALLY early age.

I can strongly recommend that Logitech set, as I have had that exact same set since I originally built my sig rig. That was 3 years ago.
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I know I will get flamed for this
but if you really need something cheap, just buy a Dell on sale or something
It's almost impossible to build your own for cheaper because the dell would cost less since they get parts in bulk, plus companies pay them to put on useless software.
Get a dell, reformat it, and you are good to go.
I agree to this. Sometimes you can find some really amazing deals too. I remember seeing an Acer for $300 at Walmart. It had Vista Home Basic, 1GB of RAM, 17" WS monitor, 160GB HDD, Celeron E1200. Even if you were to get the parts used there would be no way making a PC for that cheap.
    
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