Originally Posted by MindoverMaster
My RAM was $25 for 2x 2GB sticks, so more worth it.
For that budget, though, an i5 would be out of the question.
Mind, you could have easily trumped card this small debate with this:
Newegg.com - Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
Yes, its not as strong as core i3, but when the pentium 4 and up series was on LGA 775 it was quite good for what it did.
Also since this is for his mom, I dont think she could be even more happier with this.
I would have recommended Athlon II series, but amd has not made any notions to push this into the future.
If money was not a issue for me, I would gladly pickup a sandy bridge celeron dual core and mobo.
Both of those combined means less then 125.99, maybe intel is starting to listen to people about their prices.