the title explains basically what I would like help with, but that is not enough information to get much help so here is more information of what I would like (since i probably would fail at choosing parts myself)
I would like it to be around $300 for the hardware (doesn't need to be exactly that much though It can be higher but please try to keep it under $400)
I don't care if the cpu is Intel or AMD (but I would like room to upgrade eventually)
I would like it to have integrated graphics but still have room for a decent graphics card someday
Also I will be most likely buying from newegg
those things are the main things I would like to say but basically I would like to see what I can get for that price and how much I could upgrade it in the future (I don't get much allowance so that is why I would like to get a cheap computer and then I can upgrade it as I get the money)
P.S. It will be used for some gaming (but not anything that needs a super high end computer) and maybe some video editing and rendering eventually (even though a $300 computer wouldn't be the greatest for doing those but would probably be better than what I use now)
and if you wonder if I will be not be overclocking it (I don't want to shorten its life even for better performance)
Going any cheaper you have to cut back on performance. That includes the APU/RAM/HDD/etc. It's well worth the additional $30 in my opinion it makes for a more balanced system, as from what your saying it sounds like a quad core would serve you best even if it's an APU (I can't knock them too much I have a 750k on the way which is the unlocked APU with no GPU to pair up with a 650gtx I picked up for $70). My advice buy a rear fan for that case and you be good.
Oh and just know you won't get the best performance out of this build as the integrated GPU will take up some of the ram, which is why I have some fast dual channel ram in there to help speed up the GPU as slower ram will impact it negatively. So in short fast dual channel ram = good for APU, but you won't get full 4gb ram like you normally would if you had a dedicated GPU. So most people reccomend 8gb ram especially for these builds but your on a budget so lets make do with what we got.
Just took a quick glance at your build I would switch out the CPU/GPU/RAM/HDD at bare minium and preferably the case (personal preference from a quick glance).
does that look any better? (even though the cpu is a dual-core not a quad core )
P.S. In my first build I listed I would at least have to change the hard drive since I accidentally selected a 2.5 inch drive not a 3.5 inch drive and the case wouldn't fit it without buying an adapter.
i really, would think that its a bit under powered, i highly recommend more ram, it will have a longer shelf life with it., meaning you will get more use out of it. why pay for something thats outdated.
You are right that it wouldn't have much ram (unless compared to my brothers computer with 128 megabytes of ram) but Ram is a easy upgrade so I could always upgrade it to 8Gb or maybe even 16GB.
P.S. Part of why I am looking at building a computer is so when I have things running (such as rendering an animation) I don't have to stop it when others want to use the computer and I don't really care if it is really fast, probably all I would need is a decent CPU, GPU, and few Gigabytes of RAM but I wouldn't mind if I was a low end computer with room to upgrade in the future
And if you would like to know what I currently use here are the basic specs