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  1. My old computer got smoke damaged in a fire, but I am able to salvage the Phenom 9750 X4 and 3GB (3 x 1GB) of 800MHz Kingston DDR2, and a 500GB 7200 rpm HDD. I'm rebuilding the computer for my mom, who will use it for web browsing, storing photos, and watching movies.

    What I want to keep in mind is ability to upgrade since my mom isn't likely to get a new computer after this one for at least six or seven years.

    Do you guys think I'm skimping on the mobo? Think the video card is overpowered for mom computing?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147112
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138285
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817189014
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167025
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127436
     

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  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I recommend this build instead, based on your needs:

    Grand Total = ~$215, including shipping but not rebates. The motherboard is OOS, so if you can't wait, it's also available on Provantage for around the same price.

    The SSD is unnecessary IMHO.
     

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