Is this desktop deal good for the money?

I'm shopping for my father in law and he needs a simple desktop PC for web surfing and streaming videos. Budget ($300- $350 and ease of maintenance (new only) are the primary requirements.
I found this desktop from Micro Center
http://www.microcenter.com/product/482450/Aspire_AXC-705-UR55_Desktop_Computer
Acer Aspire AXC-705-UR55 Desktop Computer; Intel Core i3-4160 Processor 3.6GHz; Microsoft Windows 10; 6GB DDR3 RAM; 1TB 7,200RPM Hard Drive

What do you guys think?
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  1. It is no good. For your budget, get this:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883159917

    And drop in

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125951&cm_re=1050_low_profile-_-14-125-951-_-Product

    Total 360. If you need to cut that 10, try to find similar refurbished pc with dell 3rd gen I5 and 8gb ram. Don't change the gpu :)
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  2. Build your own after rebate:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($77.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($29.00 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Case: DIYPC - P48-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $370.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 22:30 EST-0500
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  3. Every component is better than the 300ish prebuilt.
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  4. I buy nothing but refurbs for my work, never had a single problem. Frankly only the hard drive and maybe the PSU really wear out.
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