So the lower end non gaming stuff is a bit foreign to me. Looking to build her a simple, cheap PC for web, email, word processing and possibly online movies and shows. I'd really like to go with an I3 and stay away from AMD, but that's still an option at this point. Really want this to be something we can work with for years to come doing simple upgrades as they're need. Might try and set this up on her 32" TV, but would have to just see how it would look and if she would even like that.
So what I need is:
MOBO: video support (with dvi), usb 3, sound
HDD: 500g should be more than plenty
Case: something small, possibly even horizontal, but still having enough room to last years. USB 3 on front