Yep, drop the 800mhz Ram, she aint gonna overclock so get her the 533mhz ram and she does not REALLY need 2 gig of Ram? Get the value Corsais for $95.
Leave the current harddrive.
That should leave you enough to get a nice Widescreen 19" monitor.
264 - INTEL Core 2 Duo E6420 2.13GHZ 1066MHz (775) CPU 4M cache
88 - Asrock 4CoreDual-VSTA PT880 MB AGP/PCIe/D1/D2/S2/Raid (775)
95 - Corsair 1G DDR2 533 Value
295 - Leadtek GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 675Mhz PCIe VD 2x DVI/TVO
249 - AOC 193FW 19" Widescreen LCD (3 yrs on-site warranty)
She will be more likely to value the "VISUAL" appeal of the new PC and the Widescreen then the "faster" loading times of another 2gig of RAM which will hardly EVER fully be utilised, unless of course her video work is that ram intensive type of vid editing.
Of course a hardcore gamer would not get the above, but serisouly, she is gonna LOVE YOUR ARSE if you get her that. How interested can she be in whats under the bonet if she can't buy it herself?
It will work fine under most circumstances, and it will run her apps and games like a DREAM, plus, you getting rid of her CRT Dinosaur...oh man! Going from CRT to LCD is in my opinion the best upgrade you can EVER make. AS that is the fuking thing you look at right?
- Most chicks love the LOOK of a car then the technical mumbo jumbo under the bonet, as long as it goes "ok" they are happy. Men on the other hand need every extra little bitty bit of power they can possibly squeeze out of that sucker, who gives a shit if the wheel don't match or if there is a scratch in the fucker.
Oh, one last thing, this maching will run better then what she alraedy has, so you are gonna win with that regard right away, PLUS you will win even more cause she has a swank LCD widescreen monitor! FUCK YEAH!