$500 Build - Not Gaming Intensive
My girlfriend finally decided to get a new computer since she has a Dell Pentium 450 MHz or something like that, really really slow. She surfs the Web and downloads some music. She also bought Sims2 but that requires much higher specs than her computer has. I know I can build her a decent computer for around $500, but I'm not sure if I want to go Intel or AMD. Intel has been known for multi-tasking and AMD for gaming. It would probably be a low or mid level PCI-E graphics card. I also don't know much about Intel using DDR2 memory now.
I just want to get her a Mobo and processor that will meet her needs and last for a few years, maybe more with upgrades. I welcome any thoughts and ideas on this. Thanks.