Just pick up a good AM2+/AM3 mobo for her and you can upgrade the cpu in the future.
Originally Posted by Monsk
So I have an athlon x2 5000+ cpu along with a hdd, monitor, mouse/keyboard, speakers and RAM. Anyway, this is my mom's computer at the moment, and the psu crapped out and took the motherboard with it.
I'd like to spend max 300-500 on upgrades, the uses will be for internet browsing, word, etc. I'm also considering getting her a netbook, but think that a desktop would be a lot faster. I just want to know your guys' opinion on this. Thanks in advance.