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Advice for low cost build needed

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I need to do a build for my grandma. She doesn't need anything fancy since she mostly uses it for web browsing and email. It needs to be in the range of $500 - $600. I'm not sure what processor to choose. I was thinking possibly an E5200. How do these compare to AMD's offerings in the same price range? what about a motherboard? I have haven't dealt with Intel too much in the past.

edit: I forgot to mention a cheap monitor(~100$) needs to be included in the price
 
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If it's only for web browsing, I would get an athlon 64 or an e1200. 500-600 for web browsing is about twice the budget you need for a simple computer
 

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I want to future proof it as much as possible, she was upset when her 5 year old computer started to slow down a bit.
 
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What OS are you going to run on it? Anything else besides web browsing and email?
Can you post specs of her 5-year-old system?
 

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I want to future proof it as much as possible, she was upset when her 5 year old computer started to slow down a bit.
Go Phenom II. The mobo can be cheap, the cpu will run cool, and you'll still use DDR2.
 

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I need to do a build for my grandma. She doesn't need anything fancy since she mostly uses it for web browsing and email. It needs to be in the range of $500 - $600. I'm not sure what processor to choose. I was thinking possibly an E5200. How do these compare to AMD's offerings in the same price range? what about a motherboard? I have haven't dealt with Intel too much in the past.

edit: I forgot to mention a cheap monitor(~100$) needs to be included in the price
The E5200 is about equivalent to the Athlon 5800+ X2 :)

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Give your grandma your current CPU and motherboard and put together a cheap Phenom II 940 build for yourself :)


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I don’t think it will because the e5200 can beat a X2 7750 at stock
Well its true :)

The e5200 is only good when overclocked, at stock it isn't that fast, believe me.

The X2 7750 isn't that fast either.
 
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The E5200 is about equivalent to the Athlon 5800+ X2 :)

Edit:

Give your grandma your current CPU and motherboard and put together a cheap Phenom II 940 build for yourself :)
I don’t think it will because the e5200 can beat a X2 7750 at stock